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Level 1 - 2 Day Training - Beginner French (Core/FSL Grades K-11)
with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM (July 18 & 19) & Edite Sammons, AIM Chief Curriculum Consultant (August 22 & 23)

Cost: $399.00 per teacher (Includes 3 months' access to AIM Teacher Training Modules) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $549.00.

Note: B.C. Teachers may apply for a Bursary to cover the cost of the Workshop (2-day training plus Specialty sessions). Limited availability, so apply TODAY.

Dates: July 18 & 19, 2022 or August 22 & 23, 2022 (Two six-hour days of training)
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST



PLENARY 8:00 am-8:30 am PST / 11:00 am-11:30pm EST
Day 1
Develop oral language skills

In these sessions you will:
  • review the key principles, strategies and techniques of the methodology
  • show how to accelerate the development of language proficiency through the Gesture Approach
  • demonstrate how to use gestures spontaneously to create authentic interactions and proficiency
  • show how rhythm, rhyme and music may effectively increase engagement and the development of language skills
Day 2

Help students develop written proficiency

In these sessions you will:

  • effectively use the Partner/Group Activities Book
  • seamlessly segué from oral to written activities
  • model written activities so that students may effectively engage in partner/group activities exclusively in French
  • implement systems to help students monitor their exclusive use of the Target Language only

    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our 75-minute Specialty Sessions on Friday!

    The following are Friday's sessions:

    1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $199.00)

    Each session will be 75 minutes long. You will receive a link to each of the 5 live sessions, and can attend whichever ones you likeSince some of these sessions will overlap, you will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!

    Date: August 26, 2022

    PLENARY 7:15 am-7:30 am PST / 10:15 am-10:30am EST

    Workshop details

    1. Games in the AIM Classroom - 7:30am-8:45am PST / 10:30am-11:45pm EST with Dan Bart, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, you will:

    • observe and learn several fun and motivating games developed by Dan Bart, Richard Smith and Karen Oraas as well as:
    • learn how games are incorporated into the AIM classroom using AIM techniques such as TLSE
    • understand how games can be used to review taught material and target language
    • learn why games are so useful for supporting engagement, variety, and spontaneity in the second language classroom.

    2. Classroom Management - 8:55 am-10:05 pm PST / 11:55am-1:05 pm EST
    with Pauline Galea, AIM certified Teacher/Mentor, host of Parlez avec Pauline

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • reviewing the AIM strategies and techniques designed to support your classroom management
    • introducing new strategies developed that have worked effectively such as 'le prof du jour'
    • sharing with each other additional systems and strategies that have been effective

    3. Assessment with AIM - 10:15 am-11:30 pm PST / 1:15pm-2:30pm EST
    with Cheryl Roper, AIM Certified Teacher/Mentor, MS - Curriculum & Instruction, Experienced High School French Teacher, WA State

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 5 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • daily formative assessment and effective use of systems that support the target language only goal
    • how to incorporate meaningful assessments that focus on student growth
    • student self-assessment and goal setting


    4. Activity Extensions and Leadership opportunities - 11:40 pm-12:55 pm PST / 2:40 pm-3:55 pm EST
    with Dan Bart, Certified AIM teacher/facilitator

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have experience with teaching AIM

    In this 75-minute session, you will:

    • learn how to extend the tasks in the student activity sheets into creative and engaging partner activities that provide
    • view opportunities for the students to create original sentences
    • learn how to create a forum for students to demonstrate their knowledge to and review language points for classmates
    • understand how to seize upon spontaneous teachable moments for groups to earn participation points
    • view assessment as learning opportunities through self-and class correction receive clarification as to which language points need reteaching


    5. Incorporating AIM readers in your classroom - 1:05 pm-2:20 pm PST / 4:05 pm-5:20 pm EST
    with Cheryl Roper, AIM Certified Teacher/Mentor, MS - Curriculum & Instruction, Experienced High School French Teacher, WA State

    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French and French Immersion, (Grades 2 and up), who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this 75-minute session, we will focus on:

    • how the wide variety of AIM readers can promote literacy in all ability levels
    • how to incorporate readers for full class or small group instruction
    • how to use the readers in classes of mixed ability levels


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    Refund Policy: 
    Up to 2 weeks prior 90% refunded.
    No refunds two weeks prior to Summer Institute.