AIM Language Learning Australia & New Zealand

The AIM methodology - down under!

Gestural language acquisition - down under!

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AIM Conference: Queensland

Thursday March 7, 2013 – Friday March 8, 2013

Level 1, Joyce Ackroyd Bld no. 37,

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Queensland AIM Conference Programme:
The AIM conference has extensive programming from 9am until 4pm each day and you will be able to pick the workshops which suit you, your teaching and your interests. We will be running specific workshops for the Primary, Upper primary and Secondary levels as well as interesting workshops on AIM related topics. A conference dinner will be held on Thurs. 7th at Amphora (36 Hawken Drive, St Lucia) for all interested attendees ($30 per head). And finally, the conference will conclude with a chance to debrief at 5pm on Friday!

Conference Sessions:

(Session times will be published as the conference approaches)

  • WHAT IS AIM? – Discover the AIM and change the way you teach forever.
    Gestures – Practice, review and refinement.
    Learn ‘The significance of the pared down language’and how to dramatically increase fluency with the highly selected content of the AIM.
    AIM for the early, primary-aged students

    • – Introduction to the AIM (primary).
    • – AIM with games! fun and games.
    • – Language manipulation for primary students.
  • Beginning AIM Students
    • – Introduction to the AIM #1
    • – Learning the gestures.
    • – Practising gesturing the plays.
    • – Using the PDL to teach grammar.
    • – Creating a target-language-only environment.
  • AIM for Secondary School Students
    • – Jeunesse en Action !
    • – Fun and games with the 7s and 8s.
    • – Engaging ‘the reluctant gesturer’!
    • – Writing and grammar analysis.
  • Advanced AIM Students
    • – Histoire en Action ! #2
    • – Histoire en Action ! #3
  • ICT and the AIM
  • AIM Readers
    • – Balanced literacy and creating classroom libraries.
  • The top 10 activities to be integrated as much as possible into your AIM class.
  • Creating a DYNAMIC AIM Classroom with fun activities which utilise the PDL.
  • Learn about formative and summative assessment and the AIM.
  • What is teacher-led self expression?
  • Grammar and the AIM
    – The inductive teaching of grammar and integration of raps for refinement.
  • Story retelling
    • – Teaching students to paraphrase and play extensions.


Our details

AIM Language Learning Australia and New Zealand
P.O. Box 1092, Ivanhoe, Victoria, 3079
ACN: 161334443
ABN: 24635477225
Phone: +61 (0)415 415 769
Bank details:
Bank of Melbourne
BSB: 193-879
Account: AIM Language Learning
Account #: 450 033 061