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Foreign Language Services, language interpreting, document translationA Foreign Language Service

We have your language! Since our founding in 1993, A Foreign Language Service (AFLS) has broken the communications barrier by providing professional interpreters and document translators in over 400 languages including American Sign Language (ASL) - and counting. Our contracted linguistic talent combined with dedicated customer service has made us the premier provider of interpreting, translation, and localization services to the local Metropolitan Phoenix, AZ area and statewide. As the "400 Language People",  we provide exceptional contract services in a variety of languages including those that are rare and emerging.  What sets us apart from similar type of companies is the sheer volume of languages coupled with our unique ability to always customize a communications solution unique to each client! Please use our "Language Search" tool to see if your language is listed or you can view our list of the most commonly requested languages. Whether you are an individual who needs help filling out a government form,  a large hospital requesting an interpreter for a medical exam, or a small business who needs to have marketing materials translated for a multicultural audience, AFLS is there for you. Browse through our website or give us a call at (480) 813-4242 to let us know how we can help you with your communication needs. Or you can simply contact us via email with any questions that you may have.

About Us

A Foreign Language Service (AFLS) was created when one of the co-founders, Kajia Wen, was asked to provide interpreting services in Mandarin for the City of Chandler, Arizona Police Department during a criminal investigation of a computer component theft ring at Intel in 1994.  From that initial consulting opportunity, requests for translation and interpreting services steadily grew and a small business was formed.  Co-founder Bill Peters’s love of different cultures and his connections within the local community made him a natural at locating and qualifying interpreters from various backgrounds.  So much so, there was no language specialist that he could not find.  This led to the expansion of the business to serve the behavioral health, medical, legal and general business fields.
By May of 2000, the need for additional staff grew and we hired a bookkeeper and our first office coordinator.  In 2001, we leased an office in Gilbert, AZ with a small staff of four people.  Due to increased demand for our interpretation and translation services, we moved to our current location in Mesa, AZ and expanded the AFLS Team to six people.
For over 20 years, the AFLS Team has provided exceptional interpretation/translation and ASL contract services to our clients both in Arizona and nationwide.  We pride ourselves in having a team that is dedicated to upholding our high standards of excellence in customer service and integrity which has allowed us to be a recognized leader in our industry.  Please read some of the many testimonials we have received about the AFLS Team and interpreters/translators.

Mission Statement

A Foreign Language Service is dedicated to providing professional interpretation and document translation contract services in over 400 languages to local communities and businesses.
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