2. Immersion is the next best thing. Surround yourself with the French language as much as possible. The best way is to travel to a French speaking country, but a more realistic way is to...
3. Listen to French language programs on the radio, TV, or the Internet. Rent or buy French language movies and pay attention to pronunciation. Try to watch them without subtitles and understand the dialogues.
4. You can also read French newspapers and magazines. A good source is Google News page.
5. If all else fails, you can always marry a handsome French man (or a beautiful French lady),
so you will have no choice but to learn and understand it! (That's what happened to my husband!)
I hope some of these tips help you learn and improve your French...à bientôt!