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A Foreign Language Service Professional Interpreters & Document Translators

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 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.

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Career Opportunities with AFLS

We are always looking for talented office staff.

We are the only interpreting and translating services in the Phoenix metro area offering our clients over 400 languages to choose from for on-site interpreters and document translating. As an industry leader, A Foreign Language Service provides documentation and interpreting services in widely-used, rare, emerging, indigenous, and endangered languages from around the world, including American Sign Language (ASL). We serve clients in the Mesa, the local Metropolitan Phoenix area, statewide in Arizona, across the United States, and globally.

If you are driven by the need to bring understanding to businesses facing the language barrier, we want to hear from you. As we continue to grow, we anticipate having more internal career opportunities available. You can call us at (480) 813-4242 or visit us on LinkedIn to find out more information about current career opportunities and job openings.

We love working with a diverse group of professional interpreters and translators, and we would love to hear from you!


Are you interested in working with AFLS as a contractor and furthering your career?

We are always looking for qualified interpreters to join our team.

We look for the very best interpreters across the U.S. who can help us fill appointments nationwide.

Please contact us our Recruiting Coordinator to submit your resume at [email protected].

What is an “Independent Contractor”?

Our interpreters are all independent contractors, meaning that they work for themselves and set their own schedules. They can accept or decline assignments based on their personal preference, daily routines, family needs, or other obligations and criteria.

Application Process

After the prospective interpreter expresses an interest in contracting with AFLS,  he/she is provided with an application packet via email.  This packet contains several forms that  request the individual to list their education,  language skills, work experience, and other qualifications/certifications.  Additionally,  AFLS requires additional materials such as Code of Ethics,  HIPAA  forms,  a Confidentiality Agreement, and a current resume.  After  the receipt of the completed packet, our recruiter reviews it and then contacts the potential interpreter for an interview.  During the interview,  our recruiter will then discuss AFLS’s expectations  of our contractors,  assignment process,  and answer any questions that you may have.

We like to highlight the best skills sets in our interpreters and what makes these individuals uniquely suited for their assignments as our clients really appreciate this information. So much so that it is quite common for us to receive repeated  requests for a specific interpreter after their initial assignment!

On-Site Orientation

Occasionally,  AFLS will host on-site orientations (for those who are local to Phoenix, AZ) or via teleconference to update our contractors on changes in federal and state regulations,  courtroom  etiquette,  and other topics that need to be addressed. It is also an opportunity for new interpreters and translators to introduce themselves to other members of AFLS.

What are the benefits of working as a contractor with AFLS? There are many such as the following:

  • Helping people!  Working as an interpreter and/or a translator yields so many opportunities for you to meet new people and assist with their communication  and comprehension efforts.
  • Work variety.   One day you may be at the local courthouse assisting with interpretation while on another day you  may be translating important documents.
  • Strengthening your resume.  As our population becomes more diverse, the need for language services will only increase.  You will gain valuable experience contracting with AFLS which you then can use to highlight your resume.
  • Ability to travel and explore different geographic locations  (based on needs of the assignment).

Please contact us today for more information if you are interested.

If you are interested in becoming a qualified interpreter for us in Arizona, we provide the official State of Arizona complete credentialing here.

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