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 (06/11/2021)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

It has been more than a year! We miss seeing you in person but will continue to teach online throughout the summer. We will be adding a few outdoor events where it feels safe to be mask-less and will send announcements to inform you.

While we are encouraged by the changes we see (very few daily COVID contaminations locally, more than 50% of our Maine population vaccinated), we know that we need to continue to be patient and maintain healthy behaviors.

Our teachers continue to do a fantastic job to keep you learning and motivated while you await travel overseas and in-person classes!  What a blessing it has been 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

Summer 2021 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: is available and the summer session will start during the first week of  July 12th for a 7 to 8-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 Summer 2021 Session: the Early Registration Deadline is June 27!

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


Café y Medialunas is back and will be held OUTDOORS!

A weekly social gathering for beginning through advanced speakers of Spanish looking for additional opportunities to practice listening and/or speaking Spanish in a relaxed setting.


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

Meet outside throughout the summer 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