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Interpretation is the conversion of speech (verbal language) from one language into another. Translation is the conversion of text (written language) from one language into another. Many people use these terms interchangeably. Interpretation and translation require different skills.
Interpretation is a special process that requires a much higher level of concentration than an ordinary conversation does. One study has shown that the stress level is equivalent to that experienced by a neurosurgeon during an operation. Each interpreter interprets for no more than 30 to 45 minutes at a time, to maintain the quality of the interpretation.

For simultaneous interpretation, an interpretation booth is required to shield the interpreter from surrounding noise. For consecutive interpretation, depending on the number of attendees and the number of languages to be handled, it may be helpful to plan for a portable interpretation system so that the audience can hear the interpretation clearly.

Please refer to the section Foreign Language Translation, for a listing of some of the common language combinations for translation into French or English that are available from Ubiqus Canada.