$649.00
Kit Content

The Whole-Class Activities Book and associated Blackline Masters or Student Book guide you and your students through the implementation of the core methodology. You are shown how to accelerate proficiency through a scaffolded, systematic approach, so that students are able to engage in productive and interactive language activities.

Whole-Class Activities Book includes:

  • Fully-described activities in five- to ten-minute segments
  • Classroom management systems
  • Entry and leaving routines
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Game cards

Program Guide*

Overview of the Principles, strategies and techniques for successful implementation of the methodology in relation to how it develops authentic proficiency through the levels as stated in the CEFR.

*Included only in every Step 1 Kit 

Partner/Group Activities Book (Blackline Masters)

Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex oral and written questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs

  • Student Workbooks are available as an additional purchase.  
  • Student Digital Workbooks are available for 1:1 classrooms as an additional purchase.

Assessment Activities Book

  • Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency in this first step kit.

Readers 

  • Jorge el Valeroso and El príncipe Quiere Todo

Projectable ereader

For older classes you may also use the e-reader of this same book, projected from the Portal, if you purchase a subscription.

Posters and Image Cards

  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Song and rap posters with lyrics

Audio CD

  • The songs (with instrumental versions)
  • Fun Classroom and/or Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
  • Listening exercises / Assessment activities

CD-ROM

  • PowerPoint™ of the play
  • Additional reference materials

DVD

  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos
  • The play performed by students
Portal

The Portal contains aspects of the content found in the Guides (videos, songs, e-readers, listening activities). Student digital workbooks available for the Portal as an additional purchase.

  • The songs (with instrumental versions)
  • Fun classroom raps (with instrumental versions)
  • E-reader of the story with highlighted text and audio
  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos 
  • The play gestured for this kit
  • The play performed by students in costume
  • An authentic first class with AIM
  • Additional Teacher Instructional Videos
  • Complimentary access for 32 students 
 

Do you have more than one class and need additional portals?


Student Workbooks

A Student Book saves a great deal of photocopying time and ensures that all student work is kept neatly in one place. Available in both hard copy and digital format on the Portal for 1:1 classrooms.


Supplementary Resources

Once you have begun to use AIM, you might like to consider resources that will enhance your implementation of AIM:

Hard copy and digital ereaders

Dance videos

Teacher Training

Initial and ongoing teacher training is key to the successful implementation of AIM. We have many options for you!

Foundations Training: A series of live online webinars to support your implementation of the Kit or to further your knowledge of the methodology

Face-to-face workshops: with certified AIM Facilitators/Mentors

Two-Day Intensive Summer Institutes: an opportunity to meet with expert facilitators and AIM teachers worldwide

Marco el Mago kit

We are very excited about the launch of the AIM Spanish series ¡Jóvenes en acción!  

In the first kit, the story, entitled Marco el Mago, is an original play full of humor, containing characters with emotionally-charged lines that will easily bring the language to life for the students. Marco is a powerful wizard, proud of his abilities, but he chooses to help only those who can do favors for him in return. One day, however, he learns an important lesson when an elf removes his powers and Marco comes to understand that his gift should be shared, most of all, with those in need.

Contents:

Whole-Class Activities Book

Including whole-class activities in ten-minute segments, classroom systems, a master calendar, evaluation blackline masters, vocabulary lists and game cards.

Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters

Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.

Assessment Activities Book

Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency in this first step kit.


Readers:
Jorge el Valeroso, and El príncipe Quiere Todo

Posters and Image Cards
  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Song and rap posters with lyrics

Big Book

Audio CD
  • The songs (with instrumental versions)
  • Fun raps (with instrumental versions)
CD-ROM
  • Powerpoint of the play
  • Letters to parents and other reference materials.
DVD
  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos 
  • The play performed with TV series quality production
  • A first class with AIM


Enhance your kit with the following extras:

AIM Portal

AIM is fully embracing 21st century education with our AIM Portal, which will give students tools to continue their AIM language learning experience at home, so that proficiency will develop even faster in class!


Jorge el Valeroso- Reader

This is the story of Jorge,  a boy who is not scared of anything. People think he is crazy because Jorge has no fear. One day, after talking with his father, he decides to find out what fear is. First, he visits to a restaurant where he meets a group of men. They tell him that he will discover what fear is if he stays in the tower of the castle. He decides to go to the castle where he meets the King. The king explains that spending three nights in the tower of his castle would certainly help him understand what fear is. Then, he promises Jorge that if he manages to sleep in the tower for three nights, he can marry his daughter. Jorge packs some wood, matches and a ball of yarn to take with him to the tower.

Jorge comes to understand that people are afraid when they think they will lose something or someone very important to them.

Translation and Adaptation: Wendy Maxwell
Illustrations: Tom Nesbitt
Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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El príncipe Quiere Todo- Reader

Prince Albert has been brought up in the lap of luxury. The more material goods he has, the less satisfied he feels. Because of his greedy nature, he becomes known as El príncipe Quiere Todo. One day, while speeding on his motorbike, he almost runs over an old man and this event triggers a sense of remorse and causes him to re-evaluate his life. One night, looking up at the stars, Prince Albert decides to become a space explorer. He returns many years later with his new-found alien friends.

Story: Jacqueline Kelly
Translation: Nohra Jacobsen
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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Teacher Training - The forefront of your personal development

To get the most out of this revolutionary methodology, professional development is essential. We offer a variety of ways for you to get up-to-speed with this approach:

  • AIM Online Teacher Training, cutting-edge, self-paced online professional development. Sign up for a free trial
  • AIM Foundations Training - a series of live webinars to support your inclass teaching. Learn more
  • Face-to-face Workshops with AIM experts. Learn more
  • Two-day intensive Summer Institutes in Ontario, Canada.