Thursday, 6 February 2014

AIM - The innovative gesture approach to teaching Languages

Contact: Jen McKinney, AIM
p: 0415 415 769   e:   w:

Date: 21 March 2014          RSVP by 14 March
Location: Launceston

Intended Audience: French and Mandarin Teachers

After years of teaching French, it became apparent that the students that I taught were not retaining their language year after year.

Languages teachers often feel that their efforts are futile, and that conventional language programs do not support the teaching of LOTE adequately.The Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) is being used in thousands of schools around the world and has been referred to as a revolution for second language teaching and learning!

AIM is a unique, multi-faceted program in that it uses gestures, a specifically researched 'pared down' language, stories and music to rapidly develop students' fluency. My classroom is a veritable laboratory whereby the students, NOT the teacher do to speaking. This is facilitated by the use of gestures to 'conduct' the children….just like the conductor of a choir conducts his orchestra. We sing, dance, rap and speak for 100% of our class in French. There are no longer the traditional little rows of children learning little rows of words! No textbooks …..and we actually learn the language through listening and practice the language through speaking….just as we learnt out first language!

Venue: John Calvin School, 53 Howick Street, Launceston Tasmania 7250

Please see flyer for further information.