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 (3/24/2023)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

Happy spring everyone!

A few weeks ago, we asked you to participate in a survey to better understand what learning option you prefer: online or in-person classes. First and foremost, we want to thank you for taking the time to participate and share your thoughts with us. They will help us make the right decisions.

While we cannot yet say that we have a perfectly clear picture of the way forward, we have at least gained a better understanding of your relationship with the risks associated with Covid. About 20% of the population who answered the survey (which may or may not be entirely representative of the population most inclined to sign up for classes) continues to consider Covid to be a factor in their decision to sign up for an in-person class. We think that is good news.

However, we have also discovered that Covid is no longer the only factor that motivates your decision to take online classes. This discovery along with the Covid induced displacement of some of our instructors, has created a real conundrum, a brainteaser or some would call it a headache…

Our goal remains to resume offering some in-person classes and keeping some online options, but we are not yet able to transition to these parallel pathways to learning and will continue to update you.

Our spring 2023 classes will remain online.

Thank you again to all those who shared their thoughts with us either in the survey or in individual emails. It is much appreciated!
Stay well and as always, we thank you for entrusting your learning of foreign languages to our many talented instructors!

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Warm Regards,

Valérie Guillet

The spring 2023 Schedule of Classes and Workshops is now available and spring registrations are open. The spring 2023 session will start at the end of April or first week of May and run until the end of June. 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 for the spring 2023 Session: the Early Registration Deadline will be April 17th, 2023, Patriots 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


Spring Session 2023 – Informational meeting to be held on April 13th at 5:00 pm 

You are invited to join us. Read the details.


FREE – Learn Spanish Through Songs – Sample Class

Come and try this new class and practice your Spanish. See details below.



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