I think the first step to learning a new language is to start with key vocabulary. Remember that throughout the whole process, pronunciation and retention of the material you learn (practicing), are extremely vital. IF you learn something incorrectly, then you’ll have a super hard time fixing your error down the road (for example, you get into the habit of mispronouncing “Bonjour” (hello).. it will take less work to learn it right the first time and more effort to correct yourself).
Vocabulary (verbs, nouns, and adjectives, etc) are the basis of any sentence or conversation. Here are some common French topics which beginner French classes often focus on (and thus, you should focus on too):
Simple expressions such as: how to say: hello, good bye, how are you, my name is…, what’s your name? I am (american, a dentist, a tourist, etc)…
Bonjour = good day : bon is good and jour is day
comment allez vous = how are you
start now wiht this alphabet : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z