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Beginner - 2 Day Training - French (Core/FSL Grades K-11)
with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

Cost: $399.00 per teacher / Includes AIM Teacher Training Modules (Value $129.00) or you can bundle with our 1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions for $549.00.

Dates: August 23 & 24, 2021 (Two six-hour days of training)

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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

    BUNDLE your 2-day training with our 2-hour Specialty Sessions on Friday!

    The following are Friday's sessions:

    1-Day AIM Specialty Sessions (Regular Price $199.00)

    Each session will be 2 hours 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: August 27, 2021

    1. Classroom management
    with Pauline Galea, AIM certified Teacher/Mentor, host of Parlez avec Pauline
    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 2 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this two hour session, we will focus on:

    • reviewing the AIM strategies and techniques designed to support your classroom management
    • introducing new strategies developed that have worked effectively such as 'le prof du jour'
    • sharing with each other additional systems and strategies that have been effective

    2. Creative AIM Activities
    with Richard Smith, AIM certified Teacher and AIM Mentor
    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 6 and up) who have taken the Experienced Foundations, Up your Game with AIM Online Training or live Experienced Training, or AIM Certification Program

    In this two hour session, we will focus on:

    • discover wealth of easy-to-use ideas!
    • learn how to promote oral language interaction among older AIM students'
    • learn many CEFR-based authentic language activities and how to use them effectively with your students.

    3. Grammar and the AIM
    with Edite Sammons, AIM Chief Curriculum Consultant
    Prerequisite: For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 3 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this two hour session, we will focus on:

    • work with the AIM’s inductive Approach to Grammar
    • use the error correction code to help students reflect on their learning
    • develop improved grammar understanding through targeted gesture reviews

    4. On AIMe la cuisine
    with Mardi Michels, AIM Certified Teacher/Facilitator and author of 'In the French Kitchen with Kids'
    For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades 3 and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training.

    In this two hour session, we will focus on:

    • learn how to “AIM-ify” culture in the French classroom
    • experience Mardi’s units of study around cooking and food for the play Comment y aller and the reader, Jean-Michel, acrobate
    • learn how to have students research typical ingredients and recipes, write research questions and present their knowledge in various formats (including “Tasty-style” cooking videos)
    • learn how to structure a similar unit based on student interest and ability, all using the PDL to make the activities accessible to all

    5. Hands-on Gesture Practice with Wendy! (not recorded)
    with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM
    For teachers of Core French/FSL or Immersion students (Grades K and up) who have taken the Beginner Foundations or live Beginner Training. In this interactive session, Wendy will review important high-frequency gestures. You will practise teacher-led self-expression, how to vary your gesture reviews, how to conduct Les contraires reviews and some targeted work with gestures relating to grammar. Wendy will also take requests based on the needs/interests of the group!