• How Language Line works

    Find out how Language Line, the professional telephone interpreting service works for you.

  • Why Use Professional Interpreting?

    Ensure your business is conducted appropriately. Find out about the growth of a global phenomenon, interpreting.

  • Joining Language Line

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  • Booking an interpreter


    For long appointments or special situations, book a professional telephone interpreter here.

  • Contact Language Line

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  • Interpreter?

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    Do you know someone that needs an interpreter?

    Language Line can provide interpreters over the phone in 44 Languages.

    To get an interpreter, any member of the public can call or visit an organisation that has access to this service, just state the language needed.

    Language Line is available from Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm.

  • Using Language Line

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  • Non-professional interpreting and translation in New Zealand

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    Non-professional interpreting and translation goes largely unreported in New Zealand. AUT is conducting two anonymous surveys to find out more about experiences with this practice.

    Please respond to the survey’s if they apply to you.

  • Calling telephone interpreters

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    Are you or have you worked as a telephone interpreter within the last five years? A researcher from Auckland University of Technology is interested in your experiences in working as an telephone interpreter.

  • Use your own language to get help to stop smoking

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    You can now stop smoking and benefit from immediate health gains even if you don’t speak English.  That’s because Quitline offers practical support and counselling through qualified interpreting in the 44 languages of Language Line. People who choose to stop smoking are helped by Quitline with lozenges, nicotine patches and gum. Quitline say these aids address the chemical part of the addiction but the service also helps with two other facets: the emotional and habitual parts of smoking.