- ▼ 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
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.
- La cultura en México and Las casas y los deportes
Posters and Image Cards
- Image cards of words not gestured
- Song and rap posters with lyrics
AIM Kit Portal (2-year subscription)
- ▼ Portal
A two-year subscription comes with the purchase of the Kit
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)
- eReader of the story with highlighted text and audio
- eReaders La cultura en México and Las casas y los deportes
- 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
- ▼ 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
¡Hola, mis amigos! kit
We are very excited about the quality of every aspect of the AIM Spanish series ¡Jóvenes en acción!, from the performances on the video and audio material to the content, scope and sequence of the whole-class and partner/group activities. Teachers who have already used these materials are thrilled with the results that they have witnessed with their students within a very short time. They have never before seen such high levels of proficiency, and this within only the first twenty-five hours of instruction!
In the second kit, the story, entitled ¡Hola, mis amigos!, is an original play full of physical comedy, containing characters with emotionally-charged lines that will draw students into the story. Juan is a teenager who receives a visit from a girl named Sonia who invites him to play basketball with her. Since he really wants to go out with Sonia, yet doesn't know how to play basketball, he decides to get some help from his friends. Although their intentions are good, Juan's friends don't give him very good advice and he ends up experiencing numerous mishaps.
Enhance your kit with the following extras:La cultura en México: Las casas y los deportes- reader
In this book students learn about two unique features of Mexico - popular sports and the style and construction of Mexican homes.The colourful images and playful design of the Las casas mexicanas component of the book are highly appealing. Here, students learn about the unique building materials and how they are suited to the Mexican climate, how Mexican homes are built and their common exterior and interior styles. Furnishings and artwork found in the home are also included in the book. In the second half of the book, students have the opportunity to learn about and reflect upon the similarities and differences between their own popular sports and those about which the Mexican people are passionate. Sports found in this book include: el fútbol, las corridas de toros, el boxeo, el béisbol, and la lucha libre. Important locations, well-known sports figures, and controversial subjects related to sports such as those surrounding la corrida de toros are also explored.
Story: Wendy Maxwell
Graphic Design: Meghan Draper and Richard Palberg
Appropriate for ages: 7-12
¡De vacaciones!- Reader
Two teenagers, María and her friend Susana, are on a trip from their home in Montreal to Dominican Republic. A series of amusing events take place after María bumps into a young man named Pedro at the airport. María's initial reaction to Pedro is not very positive, nor does her second impression of him improve when he accidentally spills water on her during turbulence on the plane. However, he redeems himself at the end of the story during a scuba-diving excursion..
Story: Wendy Maxwell
Translation: Nohra Jacobsen
Illustrations: Ian Fry
Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult