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We're in a similar situation. Neither DH and I are fluent in Spanish, although we have studied it for many years including college. I've been very casual about it, checking out book from the library and playing lullabies, but not necessarily using it every day.
The local branch of our library mostly has just Spanish., but the main branch library in our town has all sorts of non-English material, including childrens books, music, and lessons, in a variety of languages (including Korean).
The reading I'm doing says that non-fluent parents can still help the child(ren) learn, as long as the child(ren) have the opportunity to hear / converse with fluent speakers at some point.
The other thing the book I've been reading suggests is that there should be a plan for exposing the child to both languages every day. The more time in each, the better.
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