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Welcome to aim language learning

  1. 1. WELCOME TO AIM LANGUAGE LEARNING<br />The Accelerative Integrated Method<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Wendy Maxwell the innovator<br />The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education<br />Drama in Education<br />The Third International Conference on Drama in English Language Teaching – held in Tainan, Taiwan, 2008<br />
  3. 3. AIM IS DRAMA AND STORY BASED<br />Stories compel more than topics or themes<br />The contexts and emotional elements supplied by stories encourages retention of language<br />Language in AIM is corpus based: most frequent words are used first and then repeated often in a natural context<br />Vocabulary is scaffolded: repeated often and reviewed and then more is added<br />Grammar is introduced in a real world way: structures are offfered as needed for the story and practiced until the grammar is internalized (inductive method)<br />
  4. 4. AIM <br />Kinesthetic, VISUAL, and Aural learning<br />Each word is associated with a gesture<br />The gesture illustrates the meaning of the word<br />This is sometimes linked to TPR (Total Physical Response)<br />The class practices the pronunciation of the words as they gesture<br />The words and gestures are taught in meaningful chunks<br />
  5. 5. Gestures, Speech, image, chunking<br />http://www.aimlanguagelearning.com/index.php/custom_pages/view_page/name/aimoverview<br />
  6. 6. Vocabulary based on drama/story<br />ALLOWS VOCABULARY TO BE EXPERIENCED IN DEPTH<br />ALLOWS LANGUAGE TO BE MANIPULATED TO CREATE NEW SENTENCES AND EXPRESS IDEAS<br />ALLOWS STUDENTS TO SPEAK MOST OF THE CLASS TIME<br />ALLOWS THE CLASS TO BE CONDUCTED IN L2 FROM DAY ONE !!<br />
  7. 7. THE PLAY CONSTRUCTS THE LANGUAGE <br />AS STUDENTS MEMORIZE THE TEXT TO THE PLAY, THEY INTERNALIZE THE VOCABULARY, THE GRAMMAR, AND USE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED TO WORK TOGETHER<br />STUDENTS LEARN LANGUAGE THROUGH PERFORMING RAPS, CREATING AND MOVING TO DANCE AND THE MOVEMENT PERFORMING THE PLAY<br />GRAMMAR IS LEARNED THROUGH RAPS (GRAMMAR RAPS)<br />MOVEMENT, GESTURE, SONG, EMOTION, AND MEANING PRODUCES MEANINGFUL<br />L E A R N I N G <br />

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