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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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Foreign Language Services, language interpreting, document translation

Interpreting

With over 400 languages and counting, A Foreign Language Service continues to be a leader in on-site interpreting. We serve the local metropolitan Phoenix area, the state of Arizona, nationwide, and internationally in business, legal, and medical fields, as well as with state and local governments and organizations.

The role of any interpreter is to thoroughly and accurately communicate for both parties allowing the conversation to flow seamlessly and effortlessly. Our independently certified contract interpreters are bound by and adhere to the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care [NCIHC], National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators’ [NAJIT], American Translators Association [ATA] and Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf [RID] codes of ethics and are in compliance with HIPAA requirements . Per our clients’ requests, each on-site contractor is expected to arrive promptly and dress professionally to each confirmed appointment ready to utilize their exceptional interpersonal and linguistic skills to help facilitate communication.  All of our contract interpreters have accurate knowledge, respect for confidentiality, and understanding of cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity.

Business Communications/Equipment Rentals

AFLS helps businesses establish and maintain quality relationships with customers by providing professional interpreters who are uniquely suited to communicate their brand and are attentive to the needs of customers in business meetings, seminars, trainings, etc.

Equipment Rentals

Many Fortune 100 companies continue to choose A Foreign Language Service for equipment rentals as we consistently provide comprehensive solutions for conference (or simultaneous) interpreting. Our highly competent sound technicians and simultaneous interpreters are readily available for locations throughout the Southwestern U.S. We offer state-of-the-art translation wireless transmitters, headsets with either table top or complete sound booths for conferences, conventions, tradeshows, and other corporate functions with either dual or multi-channel capabilities as needed. Please look at our Equipment Rental section for images and descriptions of the rental equipment that we have available .

Government and Legal

From civil and criminal trials at the municipal, state, and federal levels of government, our professional interpreters have successfully interpreted for many legal cases throughout the years. We continue to work with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and other local law enforcement agencies on criminal investigations as needed. Additionally, we also work with other government agencies and private law offices on legal matters such as immigration, insurance, probate, social services, etc and are listed in the Maricopa County Bar Association Directory for oral interpreters and written translations.

Medical

Our friendly and knowledgeable medically certified interpreters assist administrative staff and clinicians in communication with patients and their loved ones. Some of our clients include Southwest Behavioral Health, Value Options, Health Choice, Desert Vista Psychological Center in Mesa, the Maricopa County Psychological Annex, and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.

In addition to on-site interpreting services, we provide telephonic and video interpreting as well.

 

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