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 (08/16/2021)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

We hope that your summer continues to bring you, your family, and friends lots of joyful moments!

We had hoped that fall would bring our community physically back together but recently decided that in the interest of everyone’s safety, our fall session will remain entirely online. But rest assured that there is no compromise to the level of teaching you have come to expect over the past 29 years!

As we continue to adapt to the reality of our times, we will strive to organize more outdoor gatherings to bring us together safely. As winter in Maine can invite itself at any time past Labor Day, we invite you to take advantage of as many outdoor events, classes, social gatherings as you can!

To kick off the season, attend an outdoor social gathering on the Eastern Promenade’s gazebo and surrounding area, in lieu of our traditional fall “Open House”! We hope that many of you will join us (For details visit our News & Events page)

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Warm Regards from all of us and best of health,

Valérie Guillet

Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: will be available in late August and the fall session will start during the last week of  September for a 10-week session. We will send announcements to our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page for special announcement throughout the session. If you are not on the mailing list, please do sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the fall 2021 Session: the Early Registration Deadline is September 19th.

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


Outdoor Special Gathering to Kick Off the Fall Season

We will be holding a social gathering on Portland’s beautiful Eastern Promenade in Fort Allen Park’s gazebo on September 14th to welcome you to the fall session!


Les Petits Déjeuners de l’Automne – We will be meeting outdoors!

Meet outside throughout the fall to 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