In studying French, there has to be a scale you need to follow, sources you need to continually use as daily aid. There are gazillions of French sources you can take advantage of in the Internet alone; we’re not even talking about books, magazines, educational T.V shows etc.
So you see; there isn’t just any reason at all for you not to learn the French language in this day and age. Let’s set aside first the infinite sources you can use from the Internet to learn French. The fact alone that sparing a few minutes of your day to learn French words from the French grammar and vocabulary is already an exceptional help for someone beginning this study. It’s more than a help already since a few minutes of French lessons daily doesn’t even put pressure on you or your brain which means the chance of getting bored is slim. Also, the worry of forcing yourself to absorb French lessons isn’t likely going to happen due to the short sessions.
Aside from this, the fact that materials like books, French magazines and newspapers are just everywhere; it’s apparently another good reason why you shouldn’t stop yourself from learning how to speak, read and write bonjour, oui, and merci. These materials make great practice tools because of how accessible they are to almost everyone. When you have the time and opportunity to read any authentic French material, this simple hobby can be of plus points for you.
After you have gotten used to your daily few minutes French routine and reading from French papers (no matter how unsure you are of the things that you read); you can now purchase a nifty English-French dictionary (choose a good and reliable dictionary in this case) which is going to be great in providing you instant answers to French words that will confuse you.