I’ve written about a couple different approaches to learning French: French in 10 Minutes a Day audio CDs and DuoLingo. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but neither will suffice if you want to become truly comfortable with the language. I decided to go to the best source available: Alliance Francaise. From their website:
The Alliance Française is the place to learn and immerse yourself in all things French.
I looked up my city and sure enough there was a local chapter.