Planning a meeting in Israel
Planning a meeting in Israel? AIIC interpreters can help make it a success
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You are charged with organizing a multilingual meeting in Israel, where many people speak many languages and lots of them are honestly convinced they can, given the chance, act as interpreters.
But you know better, you know you will need experienced professionals, people who are well versed in the languages and cultures that will be represented at your event, people who will guarantee a smooth and clear exchange of information and ideas.
In one word, you know you will need true "communicators".
AIIC web-based tools are the place to start.
The aiic Online Directory lists members by region (Israel being one of them), and gives you the language combination of each member, in a clear and systematic way, with languages classified as A, B, or C:
- an A language is the interpreter's native language (or another language strictly equivalent to a native language), into which the interpreter works from all her/his other languages in both modes of interpretation, simultaneous and consecutive.
- a B is a language other than the interpreter's native language, of which she or he has a perfect command and into which she or he works from one or more of her/his other languages (not necessarily all of them).
Some interpreters work into a "B" language in only one of the two modes of interpretation.
- C is a classification for the language(s) of which the interpreter has a complete understanding and from which she or he works. Interpreters often have several C languages (also called "passive languages").
Of course, you may appreciate some help in defining your interpretation and technical needs. When you contact an AIIC interpreter, he/she can take you through the steps, advising you on the options available to ensure that your meeting is a success. Our members will bring local knowledge and organizational expertise to your planning process, and will continue to work hand-in-hand with you until the end of your event.
We strongly recommend the adoption of the golden rules for conference organizers, appearing also in English as golden rules for conference organizers that the only world-wide association of conference interpreters has prepared for you.