I'm going to France as an exchange student in about 10 months, and with no formal education in french behind me, I'm basically trying to learn as much french as possible as quickly as possible. So since new year I've been going through the Rosetta Stone units and have built up a decent starting vocabulary. Still have a few units left on French Module 2 (of 2), but I thought that now may be a good time to start watching french movies. I have a dozens of DVDs with both french dubs and french subtitles, but the question is, what combination of subs/dubs would be most rewarding, as regards picking up the language as quickly as possible? Is it better to start off slow with no dubs and only french subs, or perhaps french dubs and english subs, until I have a better grasp of the language, or am I likely to pick it up more quickly if I go for both french dubs and subs, even if it means not understanding much initially? Thought this might be the case since people usually pick up a language quicker the more fully they immerse themselves in it (like going to a country where it's the first language), even if it means having fewer points of reference to begin with. Of course, watching DVDs is just part of my effort, and I realize the answer may depend on in what other ways I'm educating myself, (at this moment, just the Rosetta Stone and a few pages a night of a high school text book in french, but I'll be taking proper courses later this year), but what in general is the best and fastest approach?