$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

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?


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

Xiaomao Zhao Jia kit

This play is suitable to elementary students of all ages. This is a play with a good message for all young students, about a cat who searches for a home. After several rejections, the little cat finally finds a family into which he fits perfectly.

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.

Big Book 
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)
  • The play
  • Listening exercises / Assessment activities
CD-ROM
  • PowerPoints™ of the play, songs and raps
  • Written activities
  • Cards and activities in game format to accompany the kit
  • Drama resources
  • Games
  • Puppet images
DVD
  • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
  • Music videos featuring young Mandarin speakers
  • 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.


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.