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A 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.
 
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  We Are Hiring! Join Our Team! We are looking for an Interpreter Scheduler/Coordinator to work in our Mesa, Arizona, office! The Interpreter Scheduler/ Coordinator will oversee interpreter assignments, coordinate vendor arrangements, and assist with recruiting new interpreters and translators. For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.

ASL SERVICES

A Foreign Language Service provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services that are specifically focused on the needs of the hearing impaired, hard of hearing, and deaf communities.  Although ASL is labeled as American Sign Language, it is actually a separate language from English with its own grammar. Body language, finger spelling, and signing comprise ASL. The following list highlights the areas in which we help facilitate communication and understanding in daily interactions of these communities:

Judiciary:

  • Courtroom
  • Police Interviews
  • Parole Officer Meetings
  • Mandated Mental Health Evaluations
  • Law Offices –Attorney Meetings
  • Witness Depositions

Educational:

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Individual Education Plan Meetings
  • Guest Speakers

Medical:

  • IME
  • Provider Appointments
  • Hospital Surgery or Procedure
  • Doctors’ Consultations

Mental Health:

  • Intake & Assessment Appointments
  • Counseling & Therapy Sessions
  • Group Activities

Miscellaneous:

  • Businesses / Client Meetings & Negotiations
  • Employment /Interviews & Training
  • Seminars & Conferences
  • Entertainment / Shows & Theater
  • Government Agencies / Political Events
  • Other Events / Business Expos, Health Fairs

ASL Certifications

At A Foreign Language Service, we aim to provide the best and the most courteous interpreters available.  Our highly qualified American Sign Language Interpreters are state and nationally certified with most having  have at least one of the following certifications:

EIPA–     Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
RID–       Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
NIC–       National Interpreter Certification
NAD–     National Association of the Deaf
CUED–   Cued Speech is not a language, but a tool for learning an existing language
CI–          Certified Interpreter (Qualified to interpret between spoken English and American Sign Language)
CT–         Certified Transliteration (Qualified to transliterate between spoken English and a signed English system)
Legal-     Certified to work in courtrooms and other legal systems

Please contact us today to find out how to request an ASL interpreter for telephonic interpretation, video remote interpreting,  and on-site interpreting.  We look forward to working with you!

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