Chuchotage is a form of interpreting where the linguist stands or sits alongside a small target audience and whispers a simultaneous interpretation of what’s being said.
The term chuchotage is French for “whispering”.
When is Chuchotage Beneficial?
Chuchotage is best suited to situations where only a small number of people require the interpretation. Chuchotage is ideal for single person audiences, but it can also be used for audiences of several people, if they’re grouped close to the interpreter. The technique is ineffective for audiences greater than four.
The benefits of chuchotage:
Limitations of Chuchotage
Chuchotage does have several limitations:
Chuchotage: Further Information
Chuchotage services from ALS
Chuchotage is still used in a variety of settings, including conference interpreting, court interpreting and liaison interpreting. If you require chuchotage or any other type of interpreting, contact Accredited Language Services.
We have experience interpreting for all types of clients: from Fortune 500 companies to high profile government bodies. And we offer chuchotage (as well as a wide variety of other interpreting services) in 150+ languages and dialects.