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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 (03/24/2022)
To our Community of Language Learners and Friends:

Welcome to springtime in Maine!

While our goal remains to resume offering you in-person classes or better yet, choices between in-person and online classes, we are not yet to the point where we feel that we can transition to these parallel pathways to learning.

Our spring and summer classes will remain online with the goal of bringing some of you back to 75 Market Street in the fall of 2022. As we have been doing since last fall, we will continue to organize as many outdoor gatherings as possible to bring us together particularly as we celebrate our 30th year of teaching in Portland!

Our spring session informational meeting (For details visit our News & Events page) will be held online in lieu of our traditional “Open House” and we hope that many of you will take advantage of this convenient way of gathering information, particularly if you are new to our school. If you are old timers, we look forward to seeing you too and having you share your language learning experience with us.

Stay tuned. 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 2022 Schedule of Classes and Workshops: will be available in early April and the spring session will start during the last week of April or first week of May for a 7 to 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 sign up on our Contact page.

Early Registration for the spring 2022 Session: the Early Registration Deadline is April 17th, 2022.

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


Informational Meeting to Kick Off the Spring 2022 Season

Questions about levels, classes, etc.? We will be holding a Q&A session on April 13th, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Sign up to attend.



Les Petits Déjeuners de Printemps  

We will resume meeting outside as soon as temperatures allow it. Come and 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