Long story short, I had to break a 20 at a coffee shop so I bought a coffee even though I didn’t want one. On my way home from the lesson, she texts me:
Her: I owe you a coffee
Me: You will have to take me for one…
Me: Ok this Thursday. We will call it a French lesson. D’accord?
Her: Is it a French Lesson?
Me: It doesn’t have to be, we can just hang out and speak French.
Her: Ha alors ce n’est pas une lecon de fracais (translation: Ha then it is not a French lesson)
Me: That is fine with me. Thursday after I get off work. D’accord?
Then I never heard back. I may have misinterpreted her texts, but what do you guys think. How should I proceed – Drop it? Text her in a few days like nothing happened? Keep on trying?
I cant understand the first sentence... did you buy her coffee ( and didn't want to)? or did you buy yourself coffee even though you didn't want one?
That text comes off as "Mr Nice Guy" It is very unassertive and it seems when she called you on the coffee in order to avoid a confrontation you just tried to hide your intention by making it seem "OK" because its just hanging out and speaking french.
By doing that you can also fall into the (friend zone) trap by setting her up as your french "buddy" and then asking her out, thus creating a huge in-congruence with your actions and motives. By doing so you completely neglect attraction and go from comfort --> seduction, which we all know..it doesn't work to well.
Sounds like you are sending mixed signals. If you are going to have coffee with her have coffee no need keep on re framing your interaction as French student - French tutor/teacher. I wouldn't be surprised if you try to speak french when out with her and she corrects you, turning that interaction back into student/teacher mode.
As long as she sees herself as the tutor/teacher you are in her reality... you cannot seduce a women without bringing her into your reality.
I would say wait a little, you may never know she might just be busy. If you drop it you will never know at least with waiting you always have a small chance.