When we first began French in our homeschool, we used Duolingo.
Miss 14 (then Miss 13) worked through it at her own pace but did not take notes. Now that Miss 12 has joined our homeschool we have upgraded to Mango Languages.
Both girls take notes and I can hear them repeating their lessons as they do them. Even Miss 14, who balks at just about everything, is improving her pronunciation.
You can also check out our French Freebie to see how easy and fun it is to learn another language.