Although most of Quebec's population can understand basic English, many don't speak it, or are shy to, especially in Quebec City. Learning a few French expressions before coming to Quebec can be fun, and you'll find that locals are very pleased when they notice visitors make an effort speaking the language.
I have started to put together basic French vocabulary lessons. In the first article, you'll learn basic expressions and questions, as well as time and numbers.
Stay tuned as I will publish a new lesson every month, helping you acquire the vocabulary you need to get by in most situations in French-speaking Quebec.