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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Winter Schedule and Classes: The winter 2020 schedule of classes, workshops, and social events will be available in mid to late December. Our winter session classes will start at the end of January and beginning of February (this varies by class). We will send announcements to our mailing list and post messages on our Facebook page when the winter programs have been uploaded to our website, when we add social events, and when registrations for the winter session are open. If you are not on the mailing list, please do sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the Winter Session: The Early Registration Deadline will be Tuesday January 14th which will also the night of our winter Open House. See details on our New & Events page.

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

Workshop: Un Mois, Un Livre: Charlotte de David Foenkinos

An opportunity to learn about a talented contemporary French writer, to discover a little-known German painter, Charlotte Salomon, and to discuss a powerful novel.
1 Saturday 11/09, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Workshop: La lettre manuscrite… un art perdu?

Lear about the lovely, satisfying, artistic process handwritten correspondence can be! And… do it in French!
1 Saturday 12/14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 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