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.
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
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
In response to teacher feedback, our new edition kits have many new features... more technology, alignment with the CEFR, fully-described lesson plans.
The Whole-Class Activities Book and associated Blackline Masters or Student Book guide you and your students through implementing 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.
This book includes:
For younger classes, shared reading with the Big Book is a very important AIM activity. You may also use the e-reader of this same book, projected from the Portal.
Overview of the Principles, strategies and techniques for successful implementation of the methodology with how it develops authentic proficiency through the levels stated in the CEFR.
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.
A Student Book saves a lot 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.
Initial and ongoing teacher training is key to the successful implementation of AIM.
We recommend that teachers come to training at least every one to two years, and new ideas are introduced to help teachers move forward with AIM. We have many options for you, both In-Person and Virtual!