Chuchotage is a form of simultaneous interpreting in which the interpreter stands or sits next to or behind participants and whispers the translation directly in their ear.
Chuchotage interpreting can be used only for a small number of guests standing or seated very close to one another. This technique is used in one-to-one or small group meetings in which participants do not share command of a common language. It is often used instead of consecutive interpreting to save time. Chuchotage interpreters may also use earphones to hear the speaker’s words more clearly.
The number of interpreters depends on the number of languages requested. This form of interpreting is contemplated for a maximum of three people.