El V's studying it hard. He was thrilled to discover that Wiki has provided some excellent programs, including pronunciation, to the grammar and vocabulary.
One of the difficulties is that 'k' so frequent in Haitian Kreyole -- when French doesn't use it.
In fact the more French you know, the harder it is to keep some of the basics in mind, for where there are words that seem the same, they aren't, and words you expect to find, well, you won't.
He's very happy with his progress though. It's not as difficult at all as he expected. For one thing you don't need to worry about conjugations.