Richard Smith, (B.Ed., FSL Part 1, Part 2, FSL 3 Specialist) (AIM Certified Teacher) is a Core French teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He has taught with the AIM since 2004 at a variety of levels – from JK to Grade 8. He has also taught adults. The majority of Richard’s Core French students are speaking, reading and writing in French at an Immersion level – a success he attributes to the AIM.. Richard has given workshops across Canada and around the world. His purpose is to inspire teachers to inspire students with this revolutionary approach to second language teaching.