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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.


Frequently Asked Questions :

F.A.Q.  Below are some of the common  frequently asked questions that are regularly asked about our services. If you do not see your question here, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help!

1. Our company has confidential documents that need to be translated. Will a representative of A Foreign Language Service sign a Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement?
Yes, especially for medical interpretation and translation as those are part of the requirements of HIPPA.

2. What is the difference between an interpreter and a translator?
This is a common question! Both interpreters and translators work with languages.  The difference lies  in how they work – the translator interprets the written word whereas the interpreter translates orally.

3. Does AFLS really support 400 languages?
Yes, we really do! Please see our list of languages for the more common ones that we get request for and remember, if you have a rare or emerging language that is not on the list, please give us a call or contact us anyway.

4. Sometimes things come up and we have a need for an interpreter or translator immediately. How much notice does AFLS need?
It is in the best interest of the client to notify us as soon as possible so we can provide the best translator or interpreter uniquely suited to you.

5. What is the turnaround time for documents?
This depends upon the length of the document(s) and the targeted language.

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