our French courses


Coffee Time French is an alternative way to learn French. Get out of the classroom and meet others with a shared interest in the language and culture. Our six week courses are tailor made for 4 levels and enable you to practise speaking in a friendly and relaxed environment. Our courses are hosted in local cafés by French teachers. Each course follows a new theme to help you grow your vocabulary, improve your grammar and pronunciation.

Small, friendly groups (maximum 6) around the coffee table so you can parler beaucoup!

Only £60 | Book now


Apero Time French and Aperitivo Time Spanish are six week courses held in the evenings in swanky wine bars and hotels in Sobo

Venues include The Library of Liquor and The Cliff House Hotel. Learn real French and Spanish in a relaxed and fun environment. Wine and appetisers are available to purchase from the venues.

Only £60 | Book now


We cater for all levels, whether you are just starting out on your French language journey, have had a few French lessons or can speak pretty much fluently, we have a course for you.

Grain de café

You’re a total French novice but passionate to learn the language

Café noir

For people who have taken GCSE French but are a bit rusty

Café au lait

For people who have studied A Level French or who have some knowledge of the tenses

Grand café

For people who can jump into any conversation in French

Course dates & Times

Terms Sept ’19 to July ’20

Term 1: 9th Sept – 18th Oct 2019

Term 2:4th Nov – 13th December 

Term 3: 6th Jan – 14th Feb 2020

Term 4: 24th Feb – 3rd April 2020

Term 5: 20th April – 22nd May 2020 (5 weeks £50)

Term 6: 1st June – 10th July 2020

Course Times

Monday 9:30-10:30am & 11-12 at Velo Domestique Southbourne

Monday 6-7pm & 7:20-8:20pm Apero Time French The Library Southbourne

Tuesday 11am-12pm Coffee#1 Southbourne

Tuesday 6-7 & 7:15-8:15pm Aperitivo Time Spanish The Larder House, Southbourne

Wednesday 9:30-10:30am at Velo Domestique Southbourne

Wednesday 11-12 at The Shelley Theatre Southbourne

Friday 2:00-3:00pm Cliff House Hotel, Southbourne

Rambling French

1st Friday each month, EXCEPT AUGUST, we host a free French meet-up at the Bistro on The Beach at 9:30am. 

Walk along the sea front and speak French and grab a coffee.

Call us to find the right day and level for you!



To reserve your place, simply complete the form below.

You’ll receive a call from one of our team and we’ll find the right course for your level and send you a booking form. Complete BACs payment (details on booking form) and you’re all booked in – Très simple!

Alternatively give us a call on 0751 3181077
or send us an email to coffeetimefrench@gmail.com