When I was learning Spanish, one of the first resources that I used was a series called Destinos. There are also plenty of series that were created for people learning English. Now I have found a series for learners of French. These types of series are great, because you are actually following a story and in that way are learning the language a bit more naturally. This series is called “Extra”. For me, the language level on this series is a bit too low, however it is great for intermediate learners of the language.
Here is a link with more resources for the series including transcripts:
The same series also has a German version for those learning German.