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Level 2 - 2 Day Training - Refresh, Reinforce and Consolidate - FRENCH IMMERSION
with Ann Chiasson, author of our new Immersion Teacher's Guides in our Immersion Kits

Because you will need to know the step one gestures to do the activities in this workshop, if you fit into any of these categories, we recommend that you repeat Level 1 - Beginner.  
  1. If you do not know all the gestures from a Step one kit.
  2. You have not actively used AIM for the past two years.
  3. You have not implemented a Step 1 kit in full.

In this interactive two-day workshop, you will  learn how to take the AIM into all areas of your immersion day and curriculum, while also having the opportunity to put your skills to work by teaching actual immersion lessons to a group of teacher-participants! 

This is a NEW workshop for AIM teachers! It is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience with a few aspects of AIM that teachers often need to review and reinforce. It is a preparatory workshop for success with Level 3 Up your Game with AIM workshop, which we are modifying to meet the needs of more experienced AIM teachers.

Cost: $415.00 per teacher (Includes 3 months' access to AIM Teacher Training Modules) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $575.00.

Dates: July 19 & 20, 2023
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

PLENARY 8:00am-8:30am PST / 11:00am-11:30pm EST

Day 1 - Developing further oral language skills:
In these sessions you will:

  • Improve your understanding of and practice with the basic Gesture Approach techniques
  • Explore various strategies for establishing and maintaining target language only in the immersion classroom
  • Receive extensive hands-on practice with TLSE/spontaneous gesturing, to improve your proficiency with ongoing gesturing with your class
  • Learn how to use authentic moments throughout the day to introduce, teach and practice new vocabulary
  • Learn how to adapt and develop daily routines in order to maximize oral production time for all students
  • Learn how to maximize language use through basic oral questions and other activities

Day 2 - Moving forward with the literacy program
In these sessions you will:
  • Look at how you can adapt language manipulation activities for use in center activities
  • Learn how to use story time to build story retelling skills
  • Learn how to use conversation partners to get students speaking in French to each other in a variety of contexts
  • Explore literacy activities in the AIM Immersion Guide

You will receive recordings of the sessions to view at your leisure for 90 days!

    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our 75-minute Specialty Sessions on August 26th!

    1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $205.00)

    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: July 21, 2023

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

    Workshop details TBA



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