I want to learn French and want to know the best (and fastest; and cheapest) was about doing it!
How "fluent" do you think you would become after studding for a year?
Of course I would prefer to be able to tell him that the best way to learn French in a year is to go to a country where they speak it! But that's probably not what he's after :)
My suggestion would be taking classes at his local university and reading/listening to/watching as much French as possible but this (especially the classes) could be expensive.
So please tell me: what do you think the easiest way to learn a language is? How fluent can a person of average intelligence become after a year?