Level 1 - 2 Day Training -  'Let's Get Started with AIM' 

For Core/FSL (Grades K-12) and French Immersion (Grades K-6) Late Immersion/Extended French (Grades 4-8) with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

Dates: October 20 & 21, 2023 (Two six-hour days of training/networking)
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Aberdeen Hall School, Kelowna BC https://www.aberdeenhall.com

Recommended hotel: Four Points Sheraton (5-minute drive to both the workshop location and from the Kelowna airport)

Wine Tasting Tour:
October 20th, 2023 - A trip to Kelowna would not be complete without a winery tour! Enjoy the fabulous fall weather and sip on some of the best wine the Okanagan has to offer...and at the same time, get to know some of your AIM peers and leaders. We are thrilled to be visiting these three amazing local wineries: The Vibrant Vines, The View and Priest Creek. We expect this event to fill up fast, so make sure you don't miss out! To book, you can add this option from the dropdown.

Grant Information:

Grants are available for BC residents as long as you also attend our Virtual Specialty Sessions on February 17th, 2024. You can select this 3-day option in the dropdown of the workshop you wish to purchase.


Would you like to receive University credits for AIM courses?
AIM is now approved! Click here for more information.

Do you want to experience the excitement of seeing your students reading, writing, and speaking the target language?

At AIM Language Learning, we’re on a mission to help increase student language acquisition through our unique classroom methodology. Our approach to language learning provides teaching resources, teacher development, and ongoing support for language teachers, from Kindergarten to grade 12.

Don't miss out! There will be live demonstration classes with students given by AIM Creator, Wendy Maxwell.

PLENARY 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WORKSHOPS: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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


Refund Policy: 
Up to one week before date of workshop: 90% REFUND.
No Refund if cancellation less than seven days before workshop.