Interpreting services in all world languages

For more than 50 years KERN has been providing interpreting services and techniques for companies from different sectors, like courts, authorities and attorneys. With a network of qualified interpreters KERN Global Language Services offers you the suitable interpreters for your international conference, meeting, business communication, press conference or court hearing.

KERN Global Language Services guarantees highest interpreting quality, as it only hires professionally trained specialists who have a degree in interpreting or have passed a state-approved examination. Furthermore, KERN's interpreters possess specialist knowledge and many years of experience in a variety of subject fields.

The most requested types of interpreting are negotiation and escort interpreting, as well as conference interpreting. In addition there are further possibilities for mediating between two business partners who speak different languages, e.g. telephone interpreting and whisper interpreting.

Interpreting techniques

Consecutive interpreting

During consecutive interpretation, the interpretation is consecutive, i.e. time-delayed. During the source language speech, the interpreter summarises the speaker's ideas and explanations using a special note-taking method. As soon as the speaker has finished the utterance, or pauses, the interpreter will repeat what has been said in the target language. Because the speech is repeated two times with this technique, please note that a meeting or conference can last substantially longer when using a consecutive interpreter.

Simultaneous interpreting

During simultaneous interpreting, the interpreter sits in a soundproof booth and listens to the speaker via headset. The interpreter translates the spoken word simultaneously and continuously into the target language using simultaneous interpreting facilities. A high degree of concentration is required for this type of interpretation. Due to the high level of exertion, simultaneous interpreters work in teams of at least two and alternate with each other after 15 to 20 minutes. Simultaneous interpreters thoroughly prepare themselves for the topic of speech in advance in order to ensure high-quality interpretation.

Interpreting equipment and conference technology

KERN hires and installs all required equipment for a conference or interpretation.

  • Wireless, infrared simultaneous interpretation facilities
  • Tour guide systems
  • Sound equipment (amplifiers, speakers, tape recorders etc).
  • Video systems (recorders, cameras and screens etc)
  • Projection equipment (overhead projectors, projection screens etc)
  • Further audiovisual systems

Wireless simultaneous interpretation facilities

These types of mobile simultaneous interpretation facilities are particularly suitable for international events or conferences (for 50 to 5000 participants), planning and management seminars, strategic discussions and specialist seminars, educational forums and panel discussions, etc. Tape recorders are recommended for unscripted conference presentations. Technicians control the sound recording and duplicate the speeches, presentations and discussions. 

Tour guide systems

Tour guide systems are recommended in cases where a group of listeners is able to move freely. Tour guide systems are ideally used for factory visits, exhibitions and fairs, city tours, and testing grounds. The rental and installation prices depend on the configuration and design of the system, the distance to the venue and the term of lease.

Interpreting and Voice-Over Booths

KERN supports your conference needs by offering conference equipment and interpreting/voice-over booths for rental. Our interpreting booths conform to DIN and ISO standards and ensure optimal working conditions for interpreters. They can also be structurally modified according to the requirements at your venue and guarantee maximal functionality in all usage conditions.

Infosheet interpreting

For fortyfive years, KERN Global Language Services has provided interpreting services and has leased interpreting systems to Global Fortune 1000 companies, as well as to legal institutions and government agencies.


Interpreters explain car models in 27 languages

The new Audi is here. When new vehicles are being launched, the international car manufacturer familiarises all the Audi dealers from more than 30 countries with the latest innovations. Because if you want to be able to market the latest of generation of car, you need to know all the details and be able to explain them clearly.

For the international marketing implementation training, Audi relies on KERN’s interpreting services. In the run-up to its dealer training in Summer 2012, the car manufacturer tendered for an experienced translation and interpreting service through a private agency, which was once again awarded to KERN Global Language Services.


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