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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News & Special Events!

The Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes and Workshops will be available by March 25th 2024 and registrations will open at the same time. The spring 2024 session will start in late April (as early as 22nd) depending on the class. 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 consider signing up on our Contact page.

Early Registration Discount for the spring 2024 Session: The early registration discount is available until midnight on Monday April 15th (Tax Day).

Connect With Us: To receive important announcements — when to sign up, 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


French – Café, Croissant et Petite Causerie  

A special Saturday morning gathering over coffee for speakers/learners of French.
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Italian – Caffè E Cornetto Per Un Sabato Perfetto  

Meet your Italian instructors in person for a morning chat over pastries and coffee.
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Spanish – Tertulia!

Before our spring session gets under way, let’s gather for a convivial hour of chitchats, en español! Contertulianos… ¡A charlar!


Learn Portuguese and Communicate with Fellow Portlanders

Many newly arrived members of our Portland community speak Portuguese. Perhaps you would like to better communicate with them? Find out how.



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