My first language is English. I took two years of Spanish and a year of French in high school.
After I decided to move to France, I signed up with Duolingo and enrolled in their French lessons. I’ve been working on the lessons for a few weeks. I try to complete a lesson a day. I just passed 37% fluency (according to Duolingo).
To make true improvement in my French language speaking ability, it will take much practice and immersion.