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 8) around the coffee table so you can parler beaucoup!

Only £67 for 6 weeks | Book now


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

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

Only £67 for 6 weeks | 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

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 7:15-8:15pm Apéro Time French at The Larder House

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

Wednesday 10-11am at Cliff House Hotel,  Southbourne

Wednesday 11-12 at The Shelley Theatre, Southbourne

Thursday 9:30-10:30am at Coffee#1, 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 at the end.

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