Liaison interpreting is a form of spoken interpreting, where two speakers communicate through the interpreter. The interpreter’s role is not only to translate, but to help clarify information or complete a task.
Liaison interpreting is useful on various occasions, such as:
- working with authorities like the local council, immigration or the police
- parent-teacher meetings in schools
- community meetings with immigrants or refugees
- less formal situations, e.g. tourism and cultural exchanges