jump right in!
We only have access to French TV. There is no satellite bringing in channels from the U.K.
The kids spend 8 hours a day at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6 hours a day on Mondays and Fridays. Carter spends 12 hours a week at the garderie. Only French is spoken.
At least four times a week, we spend time after school with our French friends. On the weekends we spend a minimum of 6 hours together.
At home, we now speak half English and half French. At first this was impossible, because none of us could form a sentence. But now the children speak to us and each other in French most of the time, even if we respond in English.
It is a fascinating experiment of language acquisition that we have been allowed, and I am thrilled with the results! We jumped in, and it worked!