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An Introduction to the AIM for Beginning AIM French Teachers!
Date: August 15 to August 17, 2017
The Language Centre Woodcroft School
13750 Woodcroft Avenue,
Edmonton, AB T5M 3M4
9:00am-3:00pm each day
Continental breakfast at 8:30am
Discover the power of the AIM for teaching French!
The Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) is a literacy approach that uses effective strategies and techniques to accelerate language acquisition in a fun and creative environment. Through its multimodal design, the AIM provides support for all learners with varying learning styles, intelligences and strengths. Embedded in the design of the program are many principles of Universal Design for Learning. The AIM has proven successful at ensuring an inclusive second language classroom.
This workshop is designed for French teachers of beginning learners in grades K-8 (ages 4-13).
Special Bundled Price
Make sure you have the resources you need to implement the AIM in your language classroom: bundle your training with an AIM Teaching Kit and SAVE $95!
*For Bundled Price: Register by May 30, 2017.
To order a bundle please call us at 1-800-668-6288 (North America) or 1-604-984-0015 (International).
This interactive and practical workshop will give you the opportunity to discover and try some of the AIM’s innovative techniques. You will learn how to:
- Get your students speaking French 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
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
Jennifer Jinks(B.A., Dip.Ed., M.Ed.), is a practising Certified AIM Teacher, has been teaching FSL for 9 years and has taught in both Alberta and Ontario. Jennifer has worked with Poster Pals on various teaching resources and authored the FSL Word Wall and High-Frequency Interactions software.