- ▼ 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.
- Ali et la pluie and Un beau jour
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)
- E-reader of the story with highlighted text and audio
- eReaders Ali et la pluie and Un beau jour
- 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.
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- ▼ 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
Veux-tu danser ? kit
This play is more challenging than the first and is a true theatre piece that includes not only the spoken word but musical and dance components as well. It's a wonderful story that contains a message about the importance of believing in oneself and the nature of true friendship.
As in the first kit, vocabulary and grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced through gestures, drama and songs. Your class will love the fast-paced and funny play about a high school student who wins a girl's heart with his talent and his caring attitude.
Enhance your kit with the following extras:Ali et la pluie
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
Translation: Wendy Maxwell
Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
Appropriate for ages: 12-Adult
Un beau jour- Reader
Two teenagers, Marie and Pierre, met in the story En vacances ! during a trip to Martinique. We travel with them again through Europe in this story. At the beginning of the story, Marie decides that she no longer wants to allow Pierre to make all the plans, and sets out on her own. The two decide to meet up in Paris a couple of days later at the Arc de Triomphe. Unfortunately, neither Marie nor Pierre realizes that this day is not a good choice if you want to find someone in this location, as it is the celebration of Le jour de l’Armistice!
Story: David Cameron
Illustrations: Ian Fry
Appropriate for ages: 7-12