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Bilingualisme
Depending on your level of fluency (doesn't need to be high!) in your chosen language, some or all of these tips might be useful. The younger your child is when you start, the easier it will be. The single most important point is just get going - it's a game! The biggest block will be with the adults. Most children in the world do this, the capacity is built-in... the links below reinforce this point time and again, and it is our experience too.

Label everything
If you get stuck mid-sentence on an everyday item, look it up and label it! We've had labels on the skirting board, light switches, spanners......we've still got labels on the hole-punch and stapler! You learn the word from using it a few times and when the label falls off you'll find you don't need to replace it. Even if you forget the word, the children will probably be able to tell you what it is! This applies to their toys as well.  If nouns in the language have different genders, you could use a colour-code system to help you remember them; for example, blue labels for masculine nouns, pink for feminine nouns.

Choose a context to introduce the language.
Pick one thing that you know you are going to say several times a day, learn a couple of ways of saying it, then only ever say it in the foreign language. For example, "Come and get you shoes on..." "Would you like a drink?".... "What's the matter?"..... "Come on, let's go!" Older children may need a translation, but younger ones will almost certainly figure out what you are saying from body language and context, same as they have been doing since birth for English.

Check the languages available on your DVDs
...and play them in your target language if it is available.

Counting and colours
A very easy place to start. If you have a preschooler, how often do you find yourself saying "Can you count them..?" or "What colour is it?...." Learn your colours and numbers, and do this bit in your foreign language!

Switch your mobile phone to your foreign language
This is to help you. You want all the help you can get to improve your vocab. etc. Same for the computer in the car if you happen to have one. Also your PC - your can change the language settings in your google accounts, for example, and in your office suite.  You already know what the menu items are in English, so you shouldn't get too lost!  This is a very good way of reinforcing vocabularly with very little effort from you - it's immersion!

Find people who speak your target language
Easier said than done, especially for more obscure languages, but a real bonus if you can! The Bilingual Families Mailing List is one place to meet people who are doing the same as you, and a good chance there is a native speaker of your target language.  There are plently of online communities where people are happy to answer language questions for you, see for example www.wordreference.com.  Try also you local community site (such as www.gumtree.com) for language swaps.