I have always had great interest in learning languages tried learning Russian once from a book, didn't find it working. I wanted to learn French from long time, and have been trying some words too. Now I have decided to try hard.
The special benefit of learning French is to be able communicate 'natively' ( as in computer terminology) with a large number of ppl around the world specially ppl from South America, Europe and Africa.
Currenly taking lessons from French learning communities at orcut, they have sufficient material to keep me learning for long time.