Canadian French for Flight Attendants
The French course designed for current and aspiring Flight Attendants
Our audio course is divided into the 6 modules below. Start from Lesson 1 in Module 1. Simply listen and repeat out loud. You're ready to move onto the next lesson when you can say most of the French phrases when prompted, before the native French speaker says them. Repeat lessons, or parts of lessons as needed. Sample lessons here.
  • Each module has 20 audio lessons. (Module 6 has 4 extra bonus lessons with mock airline French tests.)
  • Each lesson runs about 35-45 minutes each.
  • Each lesson and module builds on what you learn in previous ones.
  • For best results, do lessons and modules sequentially and on a daily basis.
  • For your reference, each module download comes with a PDF document of the major expressions taught in the lessons. No other reading, writing, or visual materials. Our audio course is fully portable!
  • Each module download is contained in a zip folder. Please unzip/extract the folder to access audio files and PDF.
Course outline subject to change.

Module 1: Introductory French

Module 1 (Lessons 1-20) total run time: 13h54m Bonjour! Start from the beginning. Learn common everyday phrases you can use anywhere. Learn to talk about yourself, where you live, your family, your friends. Talk about what you do for a living, your work, your studies. Talk about your hobbies, your likes, your dislikes, your travel plans. Learn basic numbers, how to express time, days of the week. Learn to express events in the present, the past and the future. Learn how to correctly pronounce common French names and cities/countries in French. Talk about learning French. Learn general vocabulary related to travelling and flying. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Bonjour! Je m'appelle Caroline. Hello. My name is Caroline.
  • Je suis agent de bord. I'm a flight attendant.
  • Elle voyage à Montréal. She is travelling to Montreal.
  • Souvent? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire? Souvent? What does that mean?
  • J'aime la musique. I like music.
  • Ma copine est pilote. My girlfriend is a pilot.
  • J'ai un professeur de français. I have a French teacher.
  • Il a un vol pour Paris aujourd'hui. He has a flight for Paris today.
  • J'étudie le français à l'école. I'm studying French at school.
  • Je vais à Québec avec mes amis. I'm going to Quebec City with my friends.
  • Ma mère habite au Canada, près d'Ottawa. My mother lives in Canada, close to Ottawa.
  • Je vais passer un mois en France. I'm going to spend one month in France.
  • Mon vol part mardi à 10:15. My flight leaves Tuesday at 10:15.
  • C'est ma première fois aux États-Unis. It's my first time in the United States.
  • J'ai travaillé à l'aéroport l'année passée. I worked at the airport last year.

Module 2: Airline French tests for aspiring flight attendants

Module 2 (Lessons 21-40) total run time 14h04m Prepare for your flight attendant oral French test in order to be hired. Learn common questions you'd be asked, such as what you do for a living, and why you want to become a flight attendant, and common answers to these questions. Talk more about the sequence of your life events, your work, study, and family history. Learn to given reasons for doing something (why/because). Talk about your pastimes and your favourites. Talk about what you would like to do, the places you'd like to visit, your ideal vacation destinations. Talk about your experience learning French. Learn basic weather expressions. Learn how to correctly pronounce more French names and cities/locations in French. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Alors, Jean-François, parlez-moi de vous. So Jean-François, tell me about yourself.
  • J'ai fini mes études il y a 2 ans. I finished my studies 2 years ago.
  • Je loue une chambre dans une maison. I rent a room in a house.
  • L'année prochaine, j'aimerais aller en Suisse. Next year, I'd like to go to Switzerland.
  • Je suis allée magasiner. I went shopping.
  • J'ai déménagé au Canada quand j'avais 11 ans. I moved to Canada when I was 11 years old.
  • Je suis jamais allé au Japon. I've never gone to Japan.
  • Mon mari et moi, nous avons 4 enfants. My husband and I, we have 4 kids.
  • J'aimerais avoir l'occasion de voyager. I'd like to have the chance to travel.
  • J'aime beaucoup la culture et la cuisine. I really like the culture and the cuisine.
  • J'aimerais visiter le Taj Mahal. I'd like to visit the Taj Mahal.
  • ​Je fais du bénévolat à la bibliothèque. I do volunteer work at the library.
  • J'aime regarder la télévision en français. I like to watch TV in French.
  • ​J'ai rencontré ma femme au travail. I met my wife at work.

Module 3: French for flight attendants on the job-Basics

Module 3 (Lessons 41-60) total run time 13h12m ​Learn basic French that flight attendants use on the job. Greet passengers in French and direct them to their seats. Learn how to do drink/food service and common airplane drinks/food in French, including alcoholic drinks. Learn to prepare the cabin for take off and landing by asking passengers to buckle seat belts, stow bags, table trays, etc. Learn how to offer help. Learn to do duty-free service and process payments in French. Learn to understand common passenger requests (pillow, blanket, wheelchair, temperature changes, etc.) and how to respond. Learn how to have passengers change seats for various reasons (ineligible passenger at the emergency exit, separated passengers, etc.). Learn to make common greeting and flight time announcements. Learn to translate common pilot announcements about weather and arrival time. Learn more numbers, prices, French names, cities in French. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Désirez-vous quelque chose à boire? Would you like something to drink?
  • Juste un verre d'eau SVP, sans glace. Just a glass of water please, without ice.
  • Comment prenez-vous votre thé? How do you take your tea?
  • Pouvez-vous ranger votre tablette? Can you stow your table tray?
  • Veuillez attacher votre ceinture. Please buckle your seatbelt.
  • Ça fait 10 dollars. That comes to 10 dollars.
  • Nous avons des sandwichs. We have sandwiches.
  • On accepte seulement les cartes de crédit. We only accept credit cards.
  • Désolé. J'en ai pas. J'en ai plus. Sorry. I don't have any. I don't have any more.
  • Pouvez-vous changer de sièges? Can you change seats?
  • Nous allons arriver à la porte à 10h45. We're going to arrive at the gate at 10:45.
  • La température: 25 degrés. The temperature: 25 degrees.
  • Ciel partiellement nuageaux. Sky partly cloudy.

Module 4: French for flight attendants on the job-Extended

Module 4 (Lessons 61-80) total run time 13h21m Learn more French that flight attendants use on the job, in less common situations that you'll still encounter occasionally. Learn less common drinks and food in French. Learn to deal with bag issues in French (bags don't fit, there's no more space). Inflight turbulence and relevant announcements and conversations. Translate announcements about less common weather conditions. Announcements for mechanical issues, gate returns, plane changes, gate changes, cancellations, diverting. Announcements for delays caused by weather, air traffic control, fuel, catering, connecting passengers, runway construction, etc. Talking to passengers about tight connections, missed connections. Giving directions to facilitate connections. Customer service conversations when errors affect a passenger. Learn more informal Canadian French expressions and pronunciations that passengers will use. Learn to pronounce more French names and cities in French. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Le sac rentre pas. The bag doesn't fit.
  • C'est important de garder la sortie dégagée. It's important to keep the exit clear.
  • On peut l'étiqueter. We can tag it.
  • La météo pour l'arrivée: Des vents légers. The weather for arrival: Some light winds.
  • Nous avons un problème mécanique. We have a mechanical problem.
  • Notre vol est retardé en raison de la pluie verglaçante. Our flight is delayed because of the freezing rain.
  • Nous devons dérouter vers Toronto. We need to divert to Toronto.
  • Nous vous tiendrons informés de la situation. We'll keep you informed of the situation.
  • Nous attendons les agents de piste. We're waiting for the ramp agents.
  • SVP vérifiez les écrans dans le terminal. Please check the screens in the terminal.
  • Vous devez passer les douanes. You need to go through customs.
  • Avez-vous de la place dans le vestiaire? Do you have some space in the closet?
  • La consigne est allumée. The seatbelt sign is on.
  • J'ai commandé le repas sans-gluten. I ordered the gluten-free meal.

Module 5: French for flight attendants on the job-Advanced

Module 5 (Lessons 81-100) total run time 12h58m ​Learn even more French that flight attendants use on the job, in other uncommon situations that will still occur occasionally, not yet covered in Modules 3 or 4. French announcements for deicing. Announcements for lightning alerts (red alerts), security breaches. Crew rest delays and emergency equipment issues. Weight and balance issues. Dealing with uncooperative passengers. Missed approach, rejected take off. Coupons and vouchers. Problems with the entertainment system/wifi system. Special needs passengers, including passengers travelling with infants. Learn the French for more complicated delay situations and customer service issues. Practice translating pilot announcements, especially more complicated ones. Learn to give a full briefing for a generic emergency exit and for a passenger with a lap-held infant. Familiarize yourself with Acadian and European French accents. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Nous devons dégivrer. We need to de-ice.
  • Vous devez garder la cage fermée. You need to keep the cage closed.
  • Le Wifi fonctionne pas. The Wifi isn't working.
  • Votre écran fonctionne pas. Your screen doesn't work.
  • Où est la prise électrique? Where's the electric outlet?
  • Nous allons recommencer le service bientôt. We're going to restart the service soon.
  • Nous avons manqué notre approche. We missed our approach.
  • Je peux ranger vos béquilles. I can stow your crutches.
  • J'ai laissé mon passeport dans le terminal. I left my passport in the terminal.
  • Nous prévoyons arriver en retard. We expect to arrive late.
  • Est-ce qu'il y a un décalage horaire? Is there a time difference?
  • Vous devez régler votre téléphone en mode avion. You need to set your phone to airplane mode.
  • Désirez-vous un autre petit pain? Would you like another roll?
  • Il y a une table à langer. There's a baby change table.
  • Avez-vous un plaster? Do you have a Band-aid?
  • Je dois vous expliquer comment ouvrir la sortie. I need to explain to you how to open the exit.

Module 6: Airline French tests for working flight attendants

Module 6 (Lessons 101-120 and Bonus Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4) total run time 16h58m Airline French tests for those who have already been working as flight attendants and wish to pass a French test to become French-qualified. Most airlines will also retest your French on a regular basis and this module will help you pass your retests and maintain your French qualification. Mock French interviews, from the beginning to the end. Sample French interview test questions and how to answer them in French. How long have you been flying? What do you like about being a flight attendant? What’s your favourite travel destination? Tips and tricks on how to consistently pass your airline French test and maintain your French qualification. Bonus Lessons 1, 2, 3 and 4 contain mock airline French tests for new applicants and working flight attendants. Some sentences that you'll learn:

  • Depuis combien de temps travaillez-vous comme agente de bord? For how long have you been working as a flight attendant?
  • Je suis basé à Vancouver. I'm based in Vancouver.
  • Ma destination préférée est... My favourite destination is...
  • Notre hôtel est très joli. Our hotel is very lovely.
  • J'aime utiliser mes passes de vol. I like to use my flight passes.
  • Je fais la navette. I commute.
  • Racontez-moi une fois où vous avez réglé un problème. Tell me of a time where you resolved a problem.
  • J'avais un passager ivre. I had a drunk passenger.
  • Un passager fumait dans la toilette. A passenger was smoking in the lavatory.
  • J'ai fait les annonces. I made the announcements.
  • J'ai fait un service d'eau. I did a water service.
  • Pouvez-vous me faire un breffage? Can you give me a briefing?
  • Que feriez-vous si votre vol est retardé? What would you do if your flight is delayed?
  • Qu'est-ce que vous avez fait pendant la COVID-19? What did you do during COVID-19?