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Upcoming Events
  1. Spanish Foundations (Online Training)

    January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Immersion & Francophone Foundations (Online Training)

    January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. French Foundations (Online Training)

    January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Spanish Foundations (Online Training)

    February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • Summer Institute International 2017

    Get ready for our BEST Summer Institute ever! Summer Institute International will be our ONLY Institute of 2017.

    Niagara, Ontario
    From July 5, 2017 to July 7, 2017

    It’s going to be exciting, informative and action-packed, so don’t miss it!


    Early Bird Special on now!
    Register now


    Languages covered:  French (Beginner and Experienced), Spanish (Beginner and Experienced) and Mandarin (Beginner)

    AIM Summer Institutes offer extensive programming over two and a half days to enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills.

    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Maxwell!

    Wendy Maxwell is an award-winning teacher who has transformed second language instruction, both in Canada and internationally. Wendy is the program creator and lead author of AIM Language Learning’s French and English programs and the first two levels of our new Spanish program, iJóvenes en acción! Wendy is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence (1999) and the H.H. Stern Award for Innovation in Second Languages (2004). She has made many appearances on CBC, Radio-Canada, Citytv and CTV. Her program has been written up in the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and various international journals. Wendy has delivered keynote addresses in Paris, Tokyo and The Hague.

    Connect with new and experienced AIM teachers

    The Summer Institute draws participants from across North America and around the world. Connect with, and share best practices with, teachers who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices.

    Attend inspiring workshops, led by AIM experts

    A wealth of topics will be covered for both new and experienced AIM teachers. Examples include:

    •          The Essential Elements of AIM – it’s NOT about the play ! 
    •         Strategies for Success in the AIM Classroom
    •          AIM, the CEFR, and the Ontario Curriculum
    •          Targeting the Target Language
    •          Get them speaking spontaneously 
    •          Making Grammar Fun – the Inductive Approach 
    •          Classroom Management, Tips & Techniques
    •          Assessment in an AIM Classroom
    •          Integrating Culture and Action-Oriented Tasks 
    •          ACTFL and AIM

    …and much more!


    Apply for Seattle University Credits!

    AIM workshops and online professional development are approved by Seattle University:

    Two-Day Workshop = 1 Credit
    Summer Institute = 1 Credit
    AIM Teacher Certification = 10 Credits

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    Cancellation Policy:

    Up to one week before date of workshop: 90% REFUND.

    No Refund if cancellation less than seven days before workshop.

    Note: We have availability in all workshops unless noted as “SOLD OUT“.