me and my wife are both czechs living in Czech Republic. Now we have 3 weeks old son and I want to rise him bilingual, czech and english. I speak fluent english, but as you can read, not really perfect :-) I lived in US for a while.
In many topics I´ve read that one of the way how to raise a bilingual child in monolingual family is that one parent speaks one language (dominant) and other parent speak the other language. I believe, this would be our case, mother would use czech and I english plus I would like to give him other exposure to english like games, books, songs and TV. But my main concern is, if I´ll start it, I should speak with him only in english (not switching czech and english, because that could confuse him). But we have a family meetings pretty often (aunts, grandmothers, cousins, etc.) and I can´t speak with my family in english I can with my wife, but not with whole family, will this be confusing for him as well, I mean me speaking to him in english, but to other members of family in czech? Thank you for your advice.