Canadian French for Flight Attendants
Specifically targeted to Flight Attendants.
Learn exactly the French you need to pass a flight attendant French test and work as a bilingual flight attendant. Created with the help of bilingual flight attendants, no one else knows better the kind of French you need to learn.
Focus on listening and speaking with confidence.
Flight attendants almost exclusively communicate with passengers orally, rarely by writing or reading. Focus on practicing listening and speaking with natural ease.
Dedicated to you only.
Listen to our native speakers the entire time, as much as you want. Practice your speaking as much as you want. Don't share course time with other students. No reading, no writing, no grammar homework. Flight attendants rarely need to read or write with passengers.
Your schedule. Your surroundings. No pressure.
Learn in the comfort of your surroundings. At home. On your commute. In a park. Learn on your schedule. Practice your speaking on your own without any pressure or nerves.
Standard and Informal Canadian French
We teach you standard French. But native speakers won't speak like a French textbook. Thus, we also teach you to recognize informal pronunciations, non-standard vocabulary, and anglicisms. When you inevitably come across them, you won't get thrown off. We also teach you the Canadian accent, which is what most passengers will speak with.
Other French courses online/school/community centre
Generic. No specific goal.
Other courses are generic, with no specific purpose. They're made by people who do not know what kind of French a flight attendant needs.
Other courses try to simultaneously teach reading, writing, listening and speaking. It's overwhelming. And excessive for the goals of flight attendants. Flight attendants rarely need to read or write with passengers.
Share course time with other students.
Weekly class time is shared with other students. Each student will only end up with a few minutes of speaking practice per class. You might pick up other students' mistakes. You only get to hear the native speaker teacher speak a little bit each week. Heavy emphasis on writing and reading homework.
Class schedule. Classroom environment.
Many feel nervous practicing speaking in front of others, especially in front of other more outspoken students in class. Class schedules may interfere with your own.
Textbook Parisian French only.
Parisian French only. Focuses only on formal, textbook French. Native speakers won't speak like a French textbook. You'll get thrown off when they use colloquial language with you.
Canadian French for Flight Attendants
The French course designed for current and aspiring Flight Attendants
By flight attendants, for flight attendants.
Most contributors to Canadian French for Flight Attendants (Français Canadien pour Agents de Bord) are currently flying as flight attendants for major airlines in Canada.
We were inspired to create a French course for flight attendants when we saw our unilingual colleagues struggling to learn French for years, even decades, spending copious amounts of time and resources on airline French courses and/or external French programs. Without French, they were often unable hold the flying and the schedules that they wanted. They've told us that they struggle with impromptu French announcements and conversations with passengers and that they lack practice listening to French and speaking with confidence.
We’ve seen airline recruiters struggle to hire enough bilingual (French/English) flight attendants outside of Quebec. At the same time, we've seen the fierce competition among applicants, many of whom try for years to get hired, but are passed over for other applicants who do speak French.
Most of our flight attendant contributors are native francophones. We also have fully French-qualified anglophone flight attendants, who’ve had to face the challenges of learning French as a second language, like many of you.
Our team also consists of professional French educators (Bachelor's degree in Education: French as a Second Language). We live and are based across the country (YYC, YYZ, YUL, YQB).
We are language enthusiasts, having experience learning other languages (Spanish-Español, German-Deutsch, Hebrew-עברית, Arabic-العربية, Mandarin-普通话, Japanese-日本語, American Sign Language).
We know what kind of French you need to be hired and to work as flight attendants.
What kind of French do you need to pass a flight attendant French test?
How do you greet passengers and help them with their bags in French? How do you tell a passenger what kind of drinks and snacks you have to offer? How do you explain to a passenger how to make a tight flight connection?
How would you translate pilot announcements about destination weather? How would you advise passengers of air traffic control delays? How would you keep passengers informed during an airplane mechanical delay?
With over 30 collective years of flying experience, we know what kind of French flight attendants need for the job.
Special thanks to: Valérie, Louis-Carl, G.D., Laurie, Marie-Claire, Daniel, Renée, Léa, Robert.