One of my favorite things to do is pick up new skills. What are your favorite tools, toys, dvds, websites, books, methods, etc that you've used to learn new things?
To start -
Michel Thomas French instructional cds - They teach the language by illustrating its equivalence to English. It's the first language instruction method I've used that has created a natural transition without the feel of being a 3 year old with an alphabet chart and flash cards.
I look forward to using your tools.