Hey duders. I'm taking a trip up to Quebec and Montreal come spring, so during the long, dark, cold winter that Chicago is bound to have year, I'd like to learn some French. I'm not aiming to be fluent or anything in 6 months time, but I would like to have a relative grasp on the way the language works, and at least a basic knowledge of important phrases to help me get around, order food, ect. I know that there are a lot of English speakers in that part of Canada as well, but I'd prefer to at least stick in part to the common tongue of the region if I can at all help it.
So, for any French learners or French speakers out there, what are some good resources for learning French? Mind you, I'm a law school student, so I'm not going to be enrolling in a French course or anything of the kind, but some resources to study in my free time would be great!