Does anyone have any tips for how to probounce French words I've not come across before? I'm also learning Spanish (have been for ages) and the pronunciation makes sense once the rules are learnt! I need to learn French for an exchange program next year, but really struggling to pronounce basic words properly at the minute.
How about a pronunciation guide like this: http://www.languageguide.org/french/grammar/pronunciation/
The correlation between spelling and pronunciation is a good deal stronger for Spanish than for French. If you're unsure about the pronunciation of some words, have a look at http://www.forvo.com . There you can find a lot of words spoken by native speakers. An alternative resource is http://dict.leo.org . The dictionary is French-German, but you can use the recorded pronunciations.