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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 (11/29/2021)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

We hope that you enjoyed a festive and safe Thanksgiving week!

It is starting to feel like a broken record but what can we do??

We had hoped that we would soon be able to bring you back to 75 Market Street but instead, in the interest of everyone’s safety, have decided that our winter session will remain entirely online. As we enter our 30th year of teaching in Portland, we want to make sure that you continue to be comfortable and relaxed as you “come” to class!

As we did this fall, we will strive to organize a few social outdoor gatherings to bring us together safely but our pre-winter session informational meeting will be held online in lieu of our traditional “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

The Winter 2022 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: will be available in early to mid-December and the winter session will start during the last week of  January for a 10-week session. 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 sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the winter 2022 Session: the Early Registration Deadline is January 13th, 2022.

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


Informational Meeting to Kick Off the Winter 2022 Season

We will be holding an informational meeting to answer your questions, assess your level, and recommend classes on January 13th, 2022 to welcome you to the winter session!


Les Petits Déjeuners de l’Hiver – Retour au bercail… 

We will meet on zoom for the colder months. Come and 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