“AIM is the most effective (and fun!) language learning program I know. My students and I were able to stay in the target language from the first day and grow our ability to engage in critical thinking – out loud and in writing – through this amazing program. What started out in kindergarten and grade 1 as plays about farm animals and lost cats, turned into being able to engage with texts about climate change, the dangers of landmines in Afghanistan, the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust, diverse cultural traditions, navigating life with divorced parents entering new relationships, the history of Acadia, the origins of French language education rights in Canada, biodiversity, current events… I could go on. AIM is not readers’ theatre about The Three Little Pigs. It is an extremely effective, structured language learning program that leads to the ability to speak spontaneously, write creatively, and see language learning as something that is empowering, enjoyable, and accessible. Its implementation requires significant training. It was one of the best investments I ever made.”

Joëlle Rudick – Teacher, Ottawa ON

“There is an initial learning curve with AIM, but I can tell you that the payoff is HUGE. I stopped making worksheets and prepping countless units, outside of class time. Everything is already done for you, and my students’ learning of French was exponential. I can’t stress this enough. AIM changed the trajectory of my teaching over 20 years ago for the best.”

Shannon Bourbonnais, Teacher

“If I haven’t said it enough to you over the years, thank you for helping me have the best teaching years of my life. AIM truly made me love my work and see my students grow and shine every day. What you have created is truly incredible and I am forever grateful.”

Joëlle Rudick, Teacher

“We are hiring a high school Spanish teacher for my school next year, so I had one candidate observe my classes a couple weeks ago. She was blown away by the students’ ability to speak spontaneously in the target language. Her response was, “Why in the world are all schools in the US not teaching Spanish this way? This is so much better than learning numbers and colors again and again each year!” I am hopeful that as more and more people hear about the AIM program in the US, its popularity here will grow. It is so much better than what most schools here are doing!”

Jenny Purath, North Carolina

“The ‘Improve your French with AIM’ course is an excellent introduction to AIM methodology and was a great way for me to practice using target language and gestures while improving my oral French speaking skills at the same time. As a teacher, I value the interactive approach to learning that AIM offers my students and see great benefits in the focus on oral production and repetition which is a key part of the methodology. I am excited to begin using the AIM methodology in my own classroom and look forward to watching my learners progress with their French skills!”


“…It was such a hands-on learning experience and I couldn’t believe that I had the opportunity to discover a program that taught the French language in such a meaningful way. My students were speaking French! They were coming to class motivated and excited to learn! By the end of the year I was truly amazed at the quality of writing in the stories that they had written. I was hooked.”

Kathryn Harris – University Hill Secondary School

“I have never come across a better second language program. My students are engaged, they are interacting in French and I can stay in the target language for the whole period and feel confident that my students understand. The support team at Aim Language Learning is phenomenal. I love the Online Teacher Training Portal. It is such a valuable resource for a new Aim teacher. Even students who struggle in their first language can find success in French if you use AIM. I am so proud to say that I am an Aim teacher because Aim gets results!”

Mandy-Sue Dubreuil, core French teacher, Grafton, ON

“Dear Wendy, I wanted to write a message to let you know how grateful I am for the work you did for French teacher. It’s the end of the school year and I look back at all the people I was lucky to meet, and meeting you at a Summer Institute in 2008 was such a turning point for me. After 11 years in New Zealand I am now in Ireland but still so impressed by the quality of the AIM resources, the way the vocabulary and grammar are scaffolded and every year I have students who tell me thank you for teaching me languages in a way I can understand. And that is thanks to you and your research and your work. Thanks for being such an inspiration Wendy!”

“I am just finishing up my first year with the AIM program in grades 9 and 10. I am online only, every second day with the kids for 45 min.
It is unreal how much French many of them have learned. I have kids literally thanking me for teaching them this way this year. They say it is the only class they have learned an extensive amount in this year, a Covid year.”

Chantelle Schoofs – Teacher

“I absolutely LOVE using the portals now that there are online workbooks and readers!! It is so great!!!”

Kristi Griffith – Las Vegas, Nevada