VANCOUVER Live In-Person - Fall Institute 2024 - LEVEL 1 - French

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Beginner - 2-Day Training - French (Core/FSL Grades K-11)

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Level 1 - 2 Day Training -  'Let's Get Started with AIM' 

For Core/FSL (Grades K-12) and French Immersion (Grades K-6) Late Immersion/Extended French (Grades 4-8) with Wendy Maxwell, Creator of the AIM

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2024 (Two six-hour days of training/networking)
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Location: West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver BC https://www.wpga.ca
 

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We have GREAT news!! French Teachers in British Columbia may apply for the Bursary!
Click here to apply. (Under section ‘C’ the name of the institution is AIM Language Learning and the name of the course is the Summer Institute.)

  • the full cost of tuition will be covered for a 2 day workshop plus the Specialty Session. (You must apply for and attend all three days to qualify!) Please click on this picture to see an example of how your application form must look
  • there is a travel allowance if you are travelling over 100 kms each way (up to $800) 
  • there is a childcare subsidy of up to $300 
  • bursaries will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
  • it may take some time to hear of acceptance

Funding is limited, so apply soon!


Would you like to receive University credits for AIM courses?
AIM is now approved! Click here for more information.

Do you want to experience the excitement of seeing your students reading, writing, and speaking the target language?

At AIM Language Learning, we’re on a mission to help increase student language acquisition through our unique classroom methodology. Our approach to language learning provides teaching resources, teacher development, and ongoing support for language teachers, from Kindergarten to grade 12.

Don't miss out! There will be live demonstration classes with students given by AIM Creator, Wendy Maxwell.


PLENARY 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WORKSHOPS: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Day 1

Develop oral language skills

In these sessions you will:
  • review the key principles, strategies and techniques of the methodology
  • show how to accelerate the development of language proficiency through the Gesture Approach
  • demonstrate how to use gestures spontaneously to create authentic interactions and proficiency
  • show how rhythm, rhyme and music may effectively increase engagement and the development of language skills
Day 2

Help students develop written proficiency

In these sessions you will:

  • effectively use the Partner/Group Activities Book
  • seamlessly segué from oral to written activities
  • model written activities so that students may effectively engage in partner/group activities exclusively in French
  • implement systems to help students monitor their exclusive use of the Target Language only

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Refund Policy: 
Up to one week before date of workshop: 90% REFUND.
No Refund if cancellation less than seven days before workshop.

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We solve many of the challenges language teachers face.

Learn about some of the challenges Primary School Teachers face when teaching languages.

The Gesture Approach

The AIM is a methodology that supports students by providing strategies and techniques that ensure student language acquisition and a high level of engagement. The Gesture Approach allows students to visualize, hear, say and 'feel' the language simultaneously, and this results in rapid proficiency development.

A Literacy- and Arts-Based Approach

Through the use of story and drama, songs, raps, and dances, students are moving to the language as they create meaning. Scaffolding and cooperative learning strategies help all students - the shy, weak, and strong - to find great support and success.

High-Frequency Vocabulary

One of the most essential aspects of AIM that ensures student success is the high-frequency vocabulary (Pared-Down Language) that threads throughout every aspect of this methodology. AIM is designed such that each word is repeated extensively, allowing students to develop a strong foundation for language proficiency.

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