Perhaps you don't know, or have never thought about it, due to the naturalization of having to learn to speak English, but Shakespeare's language has also received numerous influences from the French language.
Do you already speak English? If so, know that there is another facility for learning French. Not only the spelling or semantics, often even their pronunciation comes from French, so those who already have some vocabulary knowledge of English will have less difficulties when taking French classes. Here are some examples: money (monnaie), aisle (allée), jurisdiction (juridiction), diplomacy (diplomatie), television (télévision), carrot (carotte).