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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Winter Schedule and Classes: The winter 2020 schedule of classes is now available and registrations open! Our winter session of classes will start at the end of January and beginning of February (this varies by class). We will send announcements to our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page when we post new workshops and social events on our website. If you are not on the mailing list, please do sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the Winter Session: The Early Registration Deadline will be Tuesday January 14th which will also the night of our winter Open House. See details on our New & Events page.

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 & Events

Workshop: Un livre, un film…. une journée de français!

Spend a day surrounded by the French language… Literature, cinema, discussions, good food, and great company. How else would you want to spend a winter weekend?
1 Saturday 02/29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Social, Educational Gathering: A Two-Part Presentation of Italy’s Rich History

This two-part photo presentation of Italy’s rich History will have you travel through last century and learn about the various important phases of the country’s history.
Friday 1/31, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday 2/7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


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