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Shan
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I lived for 11 years in Brussels and spoke French fluently although not mother tongue. I always assumed if I had children it would be in a multilingual environment but I now find myself back in UK, married to an Englishman and pregnant with my first. I really want my baby to have lots of exposure to French but assumed that as it's not my mother tongue then I should speak English to him. You've made me question this and think about speaking to him in French.
 
 Do you know a book on this subject I could read to get further info? I'm really excited about this now! I had already found a French mums and baby group to go to once he's born but that's only a couple of hours a week. Of course last time I was in Brussels I stocked up on French children's CDs too!
 
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 Shan


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Fantastic -- go for it. You are doing the absolute right thing!

You can see in this forum that you'd be in good company, not as unusual as people assume. Here is a good resource book and where to order it.

Best of luck, and let us know how it goes!

/Christina
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