There’s more to Three Wise Kangaroos than just a pretty name.
Essentially, it is a message to keep your ears pricked, your eyes peeled and your chin wagging for the best language results to happen.
Here’s the action plan:
Step 1 – Hear the language.
Maximize your exposure to it. Listen to real life English as presented in news, films, tv and radio programmes, tv series, interviews, youtube videos, TED talks, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. Notice how different ideas, purposes, emotions, emphases are expressed and how pronunciation, vocabulary, accent and register and intonation might vary.
Step 2 – See the language written down.
Pay attention to context and how vocabulary and structures are used. Observe the spelling and link it with the correct pronunciation. Notice patterns, collocations, word strings. Reinforce and memorise the language through practice such as vocabulary and grammar exercises and writing.
Step 3 – Speak the language.
Use every opportunity to utilise your language skills in speaking. After all, a language is a tool for communication. Try to apply the new target language each time. Gradually, notice your range of vocabulary and structure expand and your fluency improve. Gain more confidence expressing ideas and feel in control of the language.
The lessons you will find on my website are designed to help you put steps 1, 2 and 3 into practice. The video material covers a wide selection of themes presented in a variety of accents and formats.
The topic-based vocabulary and speaking worksheets will help you organize your learning and hopefully provide the language challenge that you will look forward to everyday.
Equipped with the newly-acquired knowledge, you will be able to put your speaking skills to the test in an increasing range of scenarios and become a confident and competent user of the language.
A wise kangaroo is a creature of habit, sets realistic goals for their language action plan and puts consistent effort into achieving their language objectives.
A wise approach to learning a foreign language is to turn it into a hobby rather than see it as a chore and make a point of practising it and using it every day.
As is the case with learning anything, it is vital to stay focused on what awaits you at the end of your educational journey and realise the endless possibilities that proficiency in English can give you.
A kangaroo, or a roo in Aussie lingo, is an iconic representative of the Australian fauna. Since the blog is going to include a few stories from Down Under, this endemic Aussie species is well in place to reflect the cultural side of the website.