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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There will be no summer classes this year except for Italian classes which will continue to meet. 32 years of year-round teaching can take its toll! We need a pause and hope you’ll understand. Please check back later this summer for fall announcements. As always, we will be in touch with our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page. If you are not yet on the mailing list, please do consider signing up on our Contact page. Thank you and enjoy a lovely summer!

Early Registration Discount for our online summer 2024 Italian classes is midnight on June 24th

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Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Events

French – Dernier Petit Déjeuner De La Saison  

The last Friday morning gathering of the session is coming right up….
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Italian – Summer Session  

Keep on practicing your Italian this summer!
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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