We are SO excited to celebrate AIM's 20th Anniversary with you this summer!

About Summer Institute

Connect in person and share best practices with teachers from across North America and around the world who share a passion for languages and innovative teaching practices.

The Summer Institute will enable new teachers to learn about the unique techniques and strategies used in the AIM, and experienced teachers to deepen their knowledge and skills.

A wealth of topics will be covered for both new and experienced AIM teachers.

AIM is a balanced literacy approach that uses effective strategies and techniques to accelerate language acquisition. Through its multimodal design, AIM is a methodology that provides support for all learners with varying learning styles, intelligences and strengths. Embedded in the design of the methodology are many principles of Universal Design for Learning and AIM has proven to be successful at ensuring that inclusion is possible in a second language classroom!

Our AIM Summer Institute will include:

  • a Plenary on the on the first day of each workshop series;
  • prize draws at each Plenary, plus a big draw for all participants on the last Plenary;
  • a live product demonstration in each of the 2-day workshops;
  • discounts on all AIM resources for participants.

Check out our other Institutes being offered this Summer/Fall!
Virtual Summer Institute 2024


Workshops Available:

  • Level 1 - Let's get Started with AIM - Wendy Maxwell
  • Level 2 - Refresh, Reinforce and Consolidate - Edite Sammons
  • Level 3 - Up your Game with AIM - Jen McKinney

July 5, 2024 - Day Three, Specialty Sessions:

  • Story Extension and Book Publishing - with Wendy Maxwell
  • Games in the AIM Classroom - with Dan Bart
  • Classroom Management - with Pauline Galea
  • Hands-on Practice with AIM Readers - with Pauline Galea
  • TBD

Click to see Workshops

Location: The York School 
The York School is located at 1320 Yonge St., south of St. Clair Ave. in the Middle and Senior School building. The main entrance is on Yonge St. at the south corner of the building.  (Please note that there are two campuses and the Junior School building is located at 1639 Yonge St., north of St. Clair. Don't go to this one!)

Getting Here
The school is located along the TTC Line 1 (Yonge) and getting off at either St. Clair or Summerhill are short walks to school.
If you are driving, there is a Green P parking lot located at 40 Rosehill Avenue, a short walk from school. The neighbouring streets of Woodlawn, Farnham, Jackes and Balmoral all have street parking. Availability might be limited at that time of day and be sure to check the signage. 

The main entrance to the school is a ramp. There is an elevator that will be available for anyone to use during the event. Please do not bring nuts or nut products into the building. Please reach out to us if you have any other accessibility needs.

Meals: TBD



Come for one day, two days, or all three!

  • Three-Day Core+Specialty Sessions
  • Two-Day Core AIM Sessions
  • One-Day Specialty Sessions

Register early to take advantage of our Early Bird rates!


Cancellation Policy:

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

Note: We have availability in all workshops unless noted as "SOLD OUT".