Hey Western Canada!!!

We are SO excited to offer our first ever Fall Institute!!!

About Fall Institute

Connect in person and share best practices with teachers from across North America and around the world who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices.

The Fall Institute will enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills.

A wealth of topics will be covered for both new and experienced AIM teachers.

AIM is a balanced literacy approach that uses effective strategies and techniques to accelerate language acquisition. Through its multimodal design, AIM is a methodology that provides support for all learners with varying learning styles, intelligences and strengths. Embedded in the design of the methodology are many principles of Universal Design for Learning and AIM has proven to be successful at ensuring that inclusion is possible in a second language classroom!

Our AIM Fall Institute will include:

  • a Plenary on the on the first day of each workshop series;
  • prize draws at each Plenary, plus a big draw for all participants on the last Plenary;
  • a live product demonstration in each of the 2-day workshops;
  • discounts on all AIM resources for participants.

There will be live demonstration classes with students given by AIM Creator, Wendy Maxwell.

Check out our other Institutes being offered this Winter!
Virtual Winter Institute 2024


Workshops Available:

  • Level 1 - Let's get Started with AIM - Wendy Maxwell
  • Level 2 - Refresh, Reinforce and Consolidate - Edite Sammons

Grant Information:
Grants are available for BC residents as long as you also attend our Virtual Specialty Sessions on February 17th, 2024. You must apply for and attend all three days to qualify. You can select this 3-day option in the dropdown of the workshop you wish to purchase.


February 17th, 2024 - Virtual Specialty Sessions:

  • Hands-on Grammar Practice - Edite Sammons
  • Story Extension and Book Publishing - Wendy Maxwell
  • La vie en action ! Developing creativity with silent movies - Richard Smith
  • Hands-on Practice with AIM Readers - Pauline Galea
  • TBD

Click to see Workshops


Aberdeen Hall School, Kelowna BC

Recommended hotel: Four Points Sheraton (5-minute drive)


  • Continental breakfast and lunch will served each day
  • Snack breaks provided throughout the conference.

Wine Tasting Tour:

October 20th, 2023 - A trip to Kelowna would not be complete without a scenic 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 CreekWe 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 of the workshop you wish to purchase.


Cancellation Policy:

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

Note: We have availability in all workshops unless noted as "SOLD OUT".