I've been taking classes in french for 2 1/2 years, so I think I might be able to answer some simple questions :)
(Native english speaker by the way)
Yes, we think that french is difficult to learn it. But we forgot also that's the same for English.
My mother language is berber, i speak frenc and arabic because i use them in my daily life. But english, i haven't use it, just after my travelling for egypt. I always considered that is difficult to speak it. In algeria, we use berber, arabic and french, but never english. But in these days, english is wining the area. For this reason, i want learn it and speak it. It's important to me now. Can you help me?