$549.00
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.

Big Book

For younger classes, shared reading with the Big Book is a very important AIM activity. 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)

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

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

A Table for Two kit

This play is a comedy about two young people on a date. They decide to go to a restaurant and must deal with a comical waiter who sometimes misinterprets what the hungry couple wants, resulting in numerous unexpected interactions!

It is a wonderful play for the beginning older second language student as the funny scenarios help students relax and enjoy the language, while learning many essential words and phrases that they will need in everyday interactions. The emotional content of the play, often exaggerated, helps students quickly remember these important words and the comical misinterpretations on the part of the waiter serve to emphasize and enhance meaning for students.

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.

Overheads and Big Book/PowerPoint™ of the Play

Posters and Image Cards
  • Image cards of words not gestured
  • Song and rap posters with lyrics
Audio CD
  • The songs (with instrumental versions)
  • Fun Grammar Raps (with instrumental versions)
  • Play
  • Listening exercises / Assessment activities
CD-ROM
  • PowerPoints™ of the play, songs and raps
  • Written activities
  • Cards and activities in game format to accompany kits in the program
  • Drama resources
  • Games
  • PDF of the Partner/Group Activities Book
DVD
  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos featuring young students
  • The play gestured for this kit
  • The play performed with TV series quality production
  • A first class with AIM
  • Overview of AIM Online Teacher Training


Enhance your kit with the following extras:

AIM Portal

AIM is fully embracing 21st century education with our AIM Portal, which will give students a wide variety of digital tools to further augment their AIM language learning experience.


Ali and the Rain

Ali lives in a North African village with his wife, Nadia. One day he decides to clean his water tank, a job that he has not done for ten years during which time his waistline has expanded considerably. His problems start when he has trouble fitting through the opening at the top of the tank; then he is attacked by mosquitoes and finally, when rain starts to fill the tank, he remembers that he does not know how to swim. Nadia has been practising her dance routine during this time so has not heard his cries for help, but eventually she arrives and rescues him from drowning.

Story: David Cameron
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult

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Mad Mabel's Christmas

This is a touching story about an intergenerational relationship between a young girl and a very old woman who lives in a garbage dump. Mad Mabel teaches Anna many lessons through this story, including a sense of responsibility for others, kindness, love and friendship. She teaches Anna that people are not always what they appear to be on the outside. This story is sure to capture your students' hearts. It is the first in our series of short novels for adolescents in the series Stories inAction!

Story: David Cameron
Illustrations: Adrien Deggan
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.