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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News & Special Events!

 Covid-19 Update (12/12/2022)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

We wish you a happy holiday season!

While our goal remains to resume offering you in-person classes while keeping some online options, we are not yet in a position to be able to transition to these parallel pathways to learning.

Our winter 2023 classes will remain online.

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 Winter 2023 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: is now available, registrations are open, and the winter 2023 session will start at the end of January or first week of February 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 consider signing up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the winter 2023 Session: the Early Registration Deadline will be January 15th, 2023.

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


Winter Session 2023 – Informational meeting to be held on January 11th at 5:00 pm 

You are invited to join us. Read the details.


Le Petit Déjeuner des fêtes

Come and practice your French one last time this year on Friday December 16th. See details.


FREE Aprender Leyendo y Comentando Cuentos – Sample Class

Come and see how this class is taught or simply come and practice your Spanish. See details below.


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