• Step 1 - Marco el Mago kit


    • Teacher resources

      We are very excited about the launch of the AIM Spanish series ¡Jóvenes en acción!  

      In the first kit, the story, entitled Marco el Mago, is an original play full of humor, containing characters with emotionally-charged lines that will easily bring the language to life for the students. Marco is a powerful wizard, proud of his abilities, but he chooses to help only those who can do favors for him in return. One day, however, he learns an important lesson when an elf removes his powers and Marco comes to understand that his gift should be shared, most of all, with those in need.


      Partner/Group Activities Book: Blackline Masters

      Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.

      Assessment Activities Book

      Helps you to assess your students in the four language skills area. Test your students proficiency in this first step kit.

      Jorge el Valeroso, and El príncipe Quiere Todo

      Posters and Image Cards
      • Image cards of words not gestured
      • Song and rap posters with lyrics
      Audio CD
      • The songs (with instrumental versions)
      • Fun raps (with instrumental versions)
      • Powerpoint of the play
      • Letters to parents and other reference materials.
      • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
      • Music videos 
      • The play performed with TV series quality production
      • A first class with AIM

      Enhance your kit with the following extras:

      AIM Portal

      AIM is fully embracing 21st century education with our AIM Portal, which will give students tools to continue their AIM language learning experience at home, so that proficiency will develop even faster in class!

      Jorge el Valeroso- Reader

      This is the story of Jorge,  a boy who is not scared of anything. People think he is crazy because Jorge has no fear. One day, after talking with his father, he decides to find out what fear is. First, he visits to a restaurant where he meets a group of men. They tell him that he will discover what fear is if he stays in the tower of the castle. He decides to go to the castle where he meets the King. The king explains that spending three nights in the tower of his castle would certainly help him understand what fear is. Then, he promises Jorge that if he manages to sleep in the tower for three nights, he can marry his daughter. Jorge packs some wood, matches and a ball of yarn to take with him to the tower.

      Jorge comes to understand that people are afraid when they think they will lose something or someone very important to them.

      Translation and Adaptation: Wendy Maxwell
      Illustrations: Tom Nesbitt
      Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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      El príncipe Quiere Todo- Reader

      Prince Albert has been brought up in the lap of luxury. The more material goods he has, the less satisfied he feels. Because of his greedy nature, he becomes known as El príncipe Quiere Todo. One day, while speeding on his motorbike, he almost runs over an old man and this event triggers a sense of remorse and causes him to re-evaluate his life. One night, looking up at the stars, Prince Albert decides to become a space explorer. He returns many years later with his new-found alien friends.

      Story: Jacqueline Kelly
      Translation: Nohra Jacobsen
      Illustrations: Jana Tubinshlak
      Appropriate for ages: 7-12

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