Many native English speakers have a hard time to learn conversational French because it doesn't matter in which country they decide to travel, someone will be able to speak with them in English. This is a really big problem.
As an example, two years ago I went to Dubai to learn the Arabic language with another Friend of mine. The immersion in this country was an excellent way to learn fast for us because almost nobody speak French, and nobody like this language anyway.
As I spent almost five years there, I met other English natives trying to learn Arabic as well, and they were having a very hard time.
First, English accent is very strong and it's not easy to get rid of it.
Secondly, in Dubai, almost everybody speak English. The main problem is that when my new friends from the US were trying to improve their Arabic language skills, people would talk tho them in English because they wanted to improve their skills as well. It's really crazy.
I took Arabic as an example, but it's the the same in many countries. It's harder for people from the US to learn a new language when they decide to travel.
That's why it's a good idea to find a tutor or a program that will include everything you need to succeed with the French Language. That means starting from the basics words and phrases and then, learning general information. Once you know the basics you will gain the confidence you need to keep on going!
There is a question that you should ask yourself: How Do I Get That Accent Down Pat?
I think it's impossible to get the accent right unless you hear it spoken. And you'd better choose a real native.
Franck Silvestre is a French native who helps others to speak french fluently with Rocket French . Want to speak fluently? Get your french audio course now at: http://www.learnfrenchexpert.com/reviews/softwares/rocketfrench.html