Please help keep iSLCollective alive!
Raised of £30,000 needed
17 days left
iSLCollective has run out of money! Please help to keep iSLCollective alive, and make a small donation now! Click here to read the personal appeal of iSLCollective co-founder Peter Laszlo.
ESL Worksheet of the day
Make sentences in present continuous.
Level: Beginner (pre-A1), Elementary (A1)
Student Type: elementary school, high school
Grammar: Present continuous
4 hours ago
pinned:ISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #144
reply to prej's post #139Hi Mathew! Essentially, that's what we've been doing in the past two years. A fundraiser every six months. (In the first two years, while we could, we paid everything from our own pockets). I know it must be annoying or tiring, but that's the best idea we have for now. We've tried countless potential advertisers after our first advertiser (Astroloquiz), but most won't even respond. We will keep contacting them - ones that offer some relevant service to teachers - but even if we succeed, it's still pocket money to keep a busy webportal like ours running. I know what you feel, because I feel the same thing, and I wish we didn't have to do fundraisers twice a year. (Wikipedia's model is very elegant with a once-a-year fundraiser, but virtually the whole world is a user of Wikipedia, so this is what affords them this kind of luxury.) Yes, it's a fine line we're balancing on, but I'd like to believe that our members will vote with their spare change to keep the site going, like they had done so before. As for the future, we'd like to have a lot more security, too. We have some ideas as to how to keep the materials freely accessible, since that's our core mission, and have some other revenue stream other than donations. However, before we can come up with anything, we have to stabilize our finances, the new staff and the new work processes. Thanks for caring and supporting us! To those who feel they would miss iSLCollective, but have been hesitant so far to join our efforts: Only 18 days to go, and 75% of our budget still needed! Bless up, Peter
1 day ago
pinned:ISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #132
Starting tomorrow I'll be off for our traditional "Forest School" week with my school, and I'll be difficult to reach. If you have any questions or you'd like to donate via bank transfer or Western Union (without a bank card or credit card), please send an email to Adam to laszload [at] gmail [com] and he'll help you with that. Bless up, Peter
6 hours agoISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #143
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11 hours agoISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #140
14 hours agoISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #139
I will definitely donate some cash to keep the site running, but there's one thing that keeps bugging me.
You say, that this fundraiser will give you some breathing room for six months, until December. So my question is, what is going to happen after December? Will you have a fundraiser every six months to keep the service going?
18 hours agoISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #138
19 hours agoISLCollective Spring Fundraiser, 2013 #136
Please share your self-created worksheets with everyone. Even a single worksheet helps. Many small uploads ..... go a long way.
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LevelBeginner (pre-A1) Elementary (A1) Pre-intermediate (A2) Intermediate (B1) Upper-intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Proficient (C2)
Student Typeadult kindergarten elementary school high school business/professional
Grammar FocusAdjectives Adverbs Articles Auxiliary verbs Causative Cleft sentences Comparison Conditionals Conjunctions Contractions Contrast Coordination Countable/non-countable nouns Demonstratives Determiners Ellipsis For/since Formal/informal English Frequency Future tenses Gerunds and Infinitives Have got/has got Imperative Infinitive structures Interrogatives Inversion Irregular verbs Modals Much/many Must/have to Negatives Nouns Participles Parts of Speech Passive voice Past continuous (=Past progressive) Past perfect simple & continuous Past simple Past simple & continuous Phonetics Phrasal verbs Plurals Possessives Prefixes Prepositions Present continuous Present perfect Present perfect vs past simple Present simple Present simple & continuous Pronouns Punctuation Purpose Quantifiers Questions Relative clauses Reported Speech Some/any Subject and verb Subject vs object questions Subjunctives Subordination Suffixes Tag questions Tenses Time Adverbs To be Unreal meaning Used to Verb patterns Verb phrase Verb tenses Word classes Word order
Vocabulary FocusAbility Actions Advertising/marketing Age Alphabet American/British English Animals Autumn Birthdays Body Brainteasers Celebrities (stars, famous people) Christmas City Classroom Clothes Colours Computers & Technology Countries Crime, law and punishment Culture, intercultural communication, cross-cultural communication Daily routines Days of the week Debate Describing people Easter Environment Fables Face Family Fashion & clothes Father's day Feelings Food Friends Furniture Giving Directions Greetings Halloween Health Hobbies Holidays Home Homonyms Hours Human rights, racism, discrimination Humor Idioms Jobs Language functions London Money Months Mother's day Movies & TV shows Music New Year's Eve Newspaper English Numbers Opposites People Places Restaurant Rooms in the house School Seasons Shapes Shopping Sports Spring St.Patrick's day Storytelling Summer Synonyms Technical English Technology Thanksgiving Time Toys Transports Travel United Kingdom Valentine's Day Weather Winter Words easily confused World
SkillListening Reading Speaking Spelling Writing
Material Typeactivity & games classroom dynamics (group formation, classroom community) classroom posters CLIL (Content and language integrated learning) CLT (Communicative language teaching) Conversation, dialogs Crossword error correction techniques (how to correct student errors, scaffolding, not interfering) flash card games grammar drills grammar guides how to teach pronunciation (phonics) how to teach with music (songs, rhymes, lyrics) how to teach with videos & movies how to teach writing & creative writing icebreakers kinesthetics, TPR (Total physical response) lesson plan one-on-one (tutoring, mentoring) picture description picture dictionary reading comprehension Rephrasing / sentence transformation role plays & drama (acting, theater games, improvisation) TBL (Task -based learning) teachers' training material templates, layouts test Tutorials for creating worksheets warmers & coolers Wordsearch worksheet