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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To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, students, and friends is at the heart of our concerns.
While we have been monitoring the situation since January, we now feel it is time to take extra steps to ensure we maintain an anxiety-free atmosphere in our classes. We would not want you to have to choose between doing something you love and being safe.

To this end, we are suspending our on-site classes and going to an online platform to continue to teach until things return to normal (we will continue to monitor the circumstances surrounding Covid-19).

You will be hearing from your respective instructors and given instructions on how to “attend” you next class from the comfort and safety of your home. We will be teaching on ZOOM for the foreseeable future.

From all of us, we wish you the best of health!

Valérie Guillet

Spring Schedule and Classes: The spring 2020 schedule of classes will be available in the first part of April and the spring session will start at the beginning of May for a 7 to 8-week session. We will send announcements to our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page when the website has been updated. If you are not on the mailing list, please do sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the Spring Session: Our Spring “Open House” and Early Registration Deadline will be Friday April 17th, 2020!

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

Workshop: Semaine de la Francophonie: La littérature du Québec à l’Honneur!

Explore the rich literature of Quebec through folktales, songs, poems, short stories and plays.
1 Saturday 03/21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Social Gathering & Photo Presentation: From Paris to the Empty Diagonal of France

A cultural and educational photography tour of a little-known part of France.
Friday 3/20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


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