How to make the most of Student Self-Assessment and the AIM Portfolio Presentation by Wendy Maxwell

Sandra Dominelli
  Portfolio presentations   Assessment as learning is an experience that is an essential part of every language classroom. For years, AIM teachers have ensured that students reflect on their learning – what they know well and what they would like to know better. Assessment as learning opportunities should take place at appropriate times throughout…

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Our new e-readers: Tips and tricks for using them with your students!

Sandra Dominelli
We are so excited to be able to offer our readers in digital format!   The following are some tips as to how to use them:   In Class:   1.     Dedicate 10 minutes for a shared reading activity. Pick a theme that relates to your current play or cultural component – or any theme…

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How I Use AIM Readers

Sandra Dominelli
By Stephen Lai I would like thank Wendy for the opportunity to share how I use AIM readers in my FSL classroom. AIM readers are written for specific age groups and language abilities.   I am going to describe how I work with the reader that I wrote for AIM recently. I work in a…

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Using AIM in High school

Meghan Draper
Robert Slabodnik is a National Board Certified French Teacher of grades 9-12 at Sedro-Woolley High School, WA. He is also an AIM Facilitator for teacher workshops in the western U.S. and Canada. He welcomes all interested teachers to come observe his students in the classroom learning with the AIM.  I first started using the AIM…

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Holidays and Celebrations in an AIM Classroom!

Sandra Dominelli
Holidays and Celebrations in an AIM Classroom! By: Wendy Maxwell The deep learning that students experience when working in-depth with the central theme of the Kit – the play and extended activities – has many benefits. It is the context that ‘anchors’ the program and provides students with structure and predictability and the necessary pleasant…

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My First Few Weeks as a Novice AIM Teacher

Sandra Dominelli
My First Few Weeks as a Novice AIM Teacher By: Holli Wilkes I have been teaching Spanish in an International Baccalaureate school in South Carolina for thirteen years. As is probably true with most elementary foreign language teachers, I began my language teaching career consumed with creating my own curriculum since at the time there…

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Are you a Gesture Guru?

Sandra Dominelli
The Who, What, Where, and Why of Using Gestures in the AIM Classroom by Cheryl Roper So, you work with your Teacher DVD at least 15 minutes every night. You’ve memorized the gestures for every word from Section A to Z for your kit. You’ve practiced gesturing whole sentences, partial question, and total questions. You…

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Another New Beginning in my Immersion Classroom

Sandra Dominelli
Ann Chiasson is a certified AIM teacher, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ann delivers AIM workshops, inspiring and supporting new and experienced teachers who wish to use AIM in their French immersion program! Another summer has gone and a new school year has begun. Once again, I am faced with a group of 20 adorable…

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AIM Summer Institute!

Sandra Dominelli
The AIM Summer Institute is ALWAYS a highlight of the year for me! It is an action-packed few days where AIM teachers from all over the world – from brand-new to those we have come to now over many years – join our wonderful team of passionate AIM facilitators. AIM is not just about good…

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AIM and Assessment

Sandra Dominelli
AIM and Assessment By Wendy Maxwell The goal of the Accelerative Integrative Methodology is: To engage students in rapid development of language proficiency, promote a love of language acquisition, leading to awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity As the school year comes to a close, many of us turn our attention to assessment! In order…

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