Unleash the Power of the AIM for Teaching Languages!

Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018 and Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Calgary AB.

  • Workshops for Beginner AIM teachers

This interactive and practical workshop will give you the opportunity to discover and try some of the AIM’s innovative techniques. Learn the unique tools and strategies used in an AIM classroom.


Bowness Community Centre Studio Room
7904 43 Ave NW,
Calgary, AB
T3B 4P9

Date & Time

This is a two-day workshop. 

Day 1: Friday, November 30th, 2018  Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

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

Day 2: Saturday, December 1st, 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


Friday, November 30th, 2018  8:00am-9:00am

Facilitator: Wendy Maxwell 


Lunch is included in the workshop price and coffee & tea will be provided each morning.