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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