I realized that I had not posted anything about another method of learning French that I have found strangely effective, and that is the Michel Thomas Method. The 64 page companion PDF for the course can be found here:
If you go to this site:
there is a very detailed summary of the product, and the reviews below range from not being particularly impressed, to finding the program very useful.
What I think is immaterial, but I do use the program on occasion because it reminds me not to over-reach in the way I am trying to express an idea, observation, request, or response.