AIM Language Learning Australia & New Zealand

The AIM methodology - down under!

Gestural language acquisition - down under!

News & Testimonials

NEWS > Sign of the times: school finds success with new way of teaching languages

The Age Jewel Topsfield August 23, 2011 If the year 6 students at Carey Baptist…


Jen McKinney interviewed on ABC Radio National’s ‘Lingua Franca’ programme

RADIO INTERVIEW > Jen McKinney explains the underlying pedagogical and linguistic principles for the gesture-based teaching program, the Accelerative Integrative Methodology.


Dr Paul Molyneux (2013)

“In her outstanding research thesis, Jen McKinney revealed how successful gesture based approaches like AIM can be in supporting language teaching…”


Dr. Jim Cummins (2008)

“If I had to choose one thing that distinguishes AIM classrooms from the more typical…


Prof. David Booth (2008)

“This exciting program, with its extensive and creative use of story and drama, provides second…


Parent testimonials

““To my utter amazement, my son is flourishing in French…” read on for more feedback from parents!


Teacher testimonials

“What was my teaching life like pre-AIM? I cringe when I now look back and realise how little productive language my students had. Now my students love French and the parents too. I could never return to the old method of teaching!”
– Debbie Summers, Teacher – Sydney, Australia


NEWS > French Revolution Hits Ivanhoe

French Revolution Hits Ivanhoe – a write-up of the 2009 AIM Conference held at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar Shcool.


Fluent French is Program’s AIM (2008)

Students learning Accelerative Integrated Methodology speak the language with immersion-like rapidity.


AIM Student Wins French Poetry Award

Thirteen-year-old Paige Wergeland, a grade eight student from St. Michaels University School in British Columbia, was one of ten students from across Canada to win the Robert Munsch Poetry Award sponsored by Scholastic Canada.

Forthcoming training dates:

Our 15th Melbourne AIM Annual Conference will look a little different this year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions:
September French PD sessions
Ivanhoe, Melbourne.
September 2/3/4 2020
Beginner, Intermediate & Experienced AIM teachers
September Chinese PD session
Ivanhoe, Melbourne.
September 8th 2020
Beginning AIM teachers
September Japanese PD session
Ivanhoe, Melbourne.
September 9th 2020
Beginning AIM teachers
9th Auckland AIM Conference
5th Asian AIM Conference

Our general PD/teacher training page is here: Click here for details!

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