Welcome to Immersion Programs

Founded in 1992 the Language Exchange is a community of open-minded people interested in traveling, understanding cultures, and one word at a time establishing lifelong relationships with speakers of other languages. Based in Portland, Maine, The Language Exchange provides a broad range of language-related services to individuals and businesses statewide and nationally.

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 Covid-19 Update (06/14/2022)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

Welcome to summer in Maine!

While our goal remains to resume offering you in-person classes or better yet, choices between in-person and online classes, we are not yet to the point where we feel that we can transition to these parallel pathways to learning.

Our summer classes will remain online for the most part. Please read descriptions carefully. As we have been doing since last fall, we will continue to organize as many outdoor gatherings as possible to bring us together particularly as we celebrate our 30th year of teaching in Portland!

Stay tuned. Stay well and as always, we thank you for entrusting your learning of foreign languages to our many talented instructors!

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Warm Regards,

Valérie Guillet

The summer 2022 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: is available and the summer session will start at the beginning of July for a 5 to 9-week session. We will send announcements to our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page for special announcements throughout the session. If you are not on the mailing list, please do sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the summer 2022 Session: the Early Registration Deadline is June 26th, 2022.

Connect With Us: To receive important announcements — social events, weather cancellations, new classes, etc. — by email, sign up for our mailing list or become a friend of our Facebook Page or both.

Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Events


Our Annual Bastille Day Sunset Sail is on!

Join us for this annual tradition!



Les Petits Déjeuners will be held outside during the summer

We have resumed outside meetings. Come and practice your French!



Featured Classes


“I love the French theatre class. There is no other way to put it. Andy, the professor, has created a dynamique course using theatre as its foundation. This class has reignited my passion for the language by using a creative and fun approach to learning. “La notation phonétique”, provided as a helpful tool, has boosted my confidence in pronunciation. Kudos to Andy. He’s the best!!”

Jean Rioux Neale