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 (03/12/2021)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

It has been a year! We are “celebrating” a year of online teaching on Friday March 12, 2021…

While we are encouraged by the changes we see (fewer COVID contaminations locally, a good number of people already vaccinated), we know that we need to continue to be patient and maintain healthy behaviors.

To this effect, we will continue to teach online during the spring & summer sessions and follow carefully the evolution of the situation.

Our teachers have done a fantastic job switching to online teaching and while no one truly enjoys this medium more than its in-person, on-site, very distant cousin, each one of us recognizes that it is a blessing to have both the ability to continue doing what we love to do and the support and flexibility with which you have embraced it!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing, or embarking on, the language adventures we offer and for the time being, we will just say… see you on Zoom!

Warm Regards from all of us and best of health!
Valérie Guillet

Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: will be available at the end of the Month of March and the spring session will start during the first week of  May for a 7 t0 9-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 Spring 2021 Session: the Early Registration Deadline will be on April 18 , 2021!

Free Online Classes & Practice Sessions to Evaluate your level held in April as well as an Informational Meeting: Please visit our News & Events page for further information.

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


Mini Cultural Series: A Chinese Food Exploration

Whether you are a student of Mandarin Chinese, aspire to be one, or would rather simply learn about Chinese culture, indulge in this fun cultural exploration through food! This is a Part 2 but Part 1 is not a prerequisite.


Mini Spanish Conversation Class – Movie Discussion

Come and discuss movies once a week. A short conversation class for Spanish students who want more practice! Take it alone or in combination with other group classes.


Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

A cultural and educational photography tour of Rome, the Eternal City,  in search of its many layers of History.


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