I've been wondering if the best course is the introductory one, so I've created a new "first port of call" for learning french. This one will teach you the first 100 words in order of frequency - so you start to understand the most percentage of French ASAP.
I did this when I was learning Norwegian and it helped a lot.
Check it out at:
Unfortunately the search feature is broken atm so about 5 words are missing because they aren't showing up, but that should be fixed soon.
If people like it I will extend it to 200, 500, etc. - and also add in conjugations of verbs, because it's slightly pointless just learning 'aller' without 'je vais' :)