Day 1: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
This interactive and practical workshop will give you the opportunity to discover and try some of the AIM’s innovative techniques. You will learn how to: • Get your students speaking the target language and use gestures to establish painlessly!) a French-only classroom environment from the very first day of classes • Encourage language production from all students at all levels • Scaffold activities to ensure maximum student confidence and success • Use music and choreography to create an active and engaging classroom environment • Work with AIM plays at the beginning levels and utilize the effectiveness of a story-based approach • Introduce basic language manipulation activities
After day one of the workshop, there is a break for you to start implementing AIM in your classroom.
Day 2: Saturday January 13th, 2018 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
The facilitator will continue to focus on the unique tools and strategies used in an AIM classroom. Topics covered will include: • How to maximize use of gestures and have students speaking with you at all times • How to implement story retelling and story extension activities • How to correct work with an emphasis on error analysis as a way to refine grammar knowledge in context
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 8:00am-9:00am
Facilitator: Wendy Maxwell (The creator of AIM)
Lunch is included in the workshop price and coffee & tea will be provided each morning.