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Welcome to A Foreign Language Service - AFLS!

As a trusted leading language service provider, AFLS provides document translation and language interpreting to clients around world. We offer services in 400 languages including high-demand ones such as Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, and American Sign Language (ASL). We also provide support in rare, endangered, and emerging languages like Basque, Irish Gaelic, Ojibwe, and Quechua.

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We Have Your Language!

Certified Interpreting and Translation Services in 400 Languages

Why Work With Us?

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Let’s Talk About Your
Language Needs

Every Language Matters!

Ask us today about how our interpreting and translation agency expertise and services can help you and your customers and clients with your language needs! We provide free quotes for services in 400 languages across government and business sectors around the world.

Our Partnerships

We partner with a variety of professional associations, government agencies, medical and legal organizations, and small and large businesses to provide the best possible language solutions for our clients.

Professional Interpreters & Document Translators

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 greater Metropolitan Phoenix area, around Arizona, and across the United States.

We Have Your Language!

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 or (844)-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.
AFLS: A foreign language service

Our Response

The World Health Organization has characterized COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a pandemic and its effects have become impossible to ignore. COVID-19 is a flu like virus spread by direct, person-to-person contact and respiratory droplets. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. With the rise in the number of people infected, this virus is impacting many aspects of life and interpreting is no different.

Our Support for AZ’s Covid Response

Our main goal is to keep our clients and our interpreters safe while still providing the very necessary interpreting services needed nationwide. If you are located in an area that has not issued a shelter in place order, then we have prepared the following tips for on-site interpreting assignments. We are not medical experts and encourage you to research further safety precautions to keep you and your families safe.

If you are working on-site as an interpreter, please adhere to the following safety practices…

  • If you suspect you have the virus or have been exposed, you must notify us as soon as you become aware.
  • Avoid physical contact, i.e. handshakes, hugging. When greeting people, try to bump elbows or tap feet. If someone reaches out to shake your hand, you can politely refuse and or offer one of these alternatives.
  • Ask staff if there are any policies in place that you as an interpreter can follow to prevent the spread. Many businesses and medical offices are updating policies in light of this virus to keep their staff safe. When you arrive, you can ask front desk staff if there are any new policies you should know, and we will be doing the same.
  • If you are not feeling well, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

COVID-19 and how it may
affect interpreting.
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Here are a few more precautions we can all take in our daily lives…

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. It seems basic but wash them as often as possible. Any time you sneeze, cough, or touch your face. Many songs have choruses that last 20 seconds including happy birthday to sing while you wash.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Washing hands with soap and water is best but this is a close second.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face. That is often how the virus spreads. We know it’s hard, but you can do it!
  • Wipe down and disinfect surfaces that you touch, especially your phone.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Avoid all non-essential travel
  • Avoid large public gatherings

Further information can be found at…

COVID-19 Response
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