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ISLCOLLECTIVE BADLY NEEDS AN UPGRADE

Help us collect the funds for upgrading our server infrastructure.

We're a small team dedicated to helping you teach better. Hover over our photos to see who we are.

My name's Istvan Jaromi, and I am a backend developer. I code new features and fix bugs.

I am Szelina Szigeti, and I am a frontend developer for iSLCollective. That means I am working on how things look on the site.

I am Benedek Princz, co-founder of iSLCollective and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) who manages our developer team.

I am Peter Laszlo, co-founder of iSLCollective and head of product development. I am in charge of coming up with new feature ideas, designing them and overseeing their production, like our new video lessons platform.

I am Adam Laszlo, also a co-founder of iSLCollective. I am the CFO, and my main job is to manage our legal, financial and human resources matters.

My name's Zsuzsa Kiss. I am your helpdesk assistant. If you have any questions or problems, you can reach me at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, and I'll be glad to help.

I am Szabolcs Simonyi, backend developer. Just like Istvan, I code new features and do bug fixes.


Co-founder Peter Laszlo's Message

Peter Laszlo


Dear Colleague!

We apologize that our service has been more and more shaky in the recent weeks, with the site becoming inaccessible for hours every day. We are sad about this because we know how much you rely on in your work. It's the consequence that the pandemic is having on us. Our traffic has skyrocketed, as more teachers need online resources in these times. We were happy to meet this increased demand and did our best to keep up with the growing pressure. But it's just too much for the existing server setup. We tried everything, but nothing helps, so it's time to face the fact that we need to rebuild and upgrade our entire server infrastructure to serve this traffic, which is a huge expense. Let me be frank with you: we need your help with this. Please consider donating the price of a coffee to help us do this upgrade and keep the site running! 

We know how much you count on us to be online and readily available for your preparation and teaching. We try very hard to continue and live up to our promise eleven years ago that we will make teachers' lives better in every country of the world. It's an honor to be your partners in getting through this pandemic and allowing your students to fulfill their potential in life, and not letting it affect the growth of your students and !

Keep up the good work! 

Peter Laszlo




  • leons56 leons56
    "iSLCollective provides incredible resources for anyone working with EAL/EFL learners. The quality of the products on offer is second to none and, as an EAL teacher, I always use their invaluable services whenever I need to find that special worksheet or other resource that I can't seem to find elsewhere. Become a sponsor now and you won't regret it!"
  • "When I accepted my first ESL teaching job seven years ago, I was apprehensive about finding enough materials for my students. I found iSLCOLLECTiVE, and my worries were over. I have used this site almost every day ever since. My students continue to enjoy the colorful worksheets I pick for them. I can always find an appropriate material that students like to work on. I chose to become an iSLCOLLECTIVE sponsor because this site has made me a better teacher."
  • sbartfai sbartfai
    "Of all the different sites I have explored and used, iSLCollective is the only one I can completely depend on for finding exactly what I need, every time. The topics are varied and all levels are available. The choice is outstanding and the quality of the worksheets are unsurpassed. Furthermore they are a wonderful source of inspiration for planning my classes. I am extremely grateful for this site. I think that the privilege of having such a site available to us teachers warrants our sponsorship. It is a constructive way to share our work with others as well as helping each other out. I highly recommend that every one considers sponsoring this excellent site. "
  • VKLbabs VKLbabs
    "I sponsor iSLCollective because I'm teaching one of the hundreds of new refugee classes in Germany - and the page was an appreciated help in preparing for the lessons."
  • ALiebeskind ALiebeskind
    "Hello, I have been a user of iSLCollective for a couple of years. I often find useful worksheets for my students. For me it is a huge help to be a member of iSLCollective and I think it is important to support Peter Laszlo and his colleagues, because it takes them a lot of work to operate the site and everybody can use this amazing resource for free. Thank you so much!!! ;-))"
  • wicki11 wicki11
    "Hallo zusammen, iSLCollective ist eine hervorragende Seite mit Material-Ideen für den Deutsch als Zweitsprache Bereich. Hier findet man sehr viel Material, dass man für den Einsteiger-Bereich und auch für fortgeschrittene Lerner sehr gut verwenden kann. Ich empfinde es als einen großen Vorteil, dass fast alle Materialien auch im Word-Format angeboten wird, so dass man es an seinen eigenen Unterricht anpassen kann oder evtl. vorhandene Fehler ausbessern kann. Bei einer derart großen Anzahl an Materialien kann schon mal ein Fehler unterlaufen."
  • " l have been using this site for several years and l find it very interesting. It has helped me a lot in preparing for my lessons. I use iSLCollective every day. It makes my job easier and helps my students learn in a funnier way. l advise everybody to sponsor iSLCollective, it's worth it! Dear authors and admins, thanks for your efforts!"
  • "ISL is a very interesting site. One way to share and discover what other people use. I am an English teacher in France and this really helped me find a way to avoid the traditional books we are supposed to follow in our lessons. I can find worksheets created by other teachers that are really useful, handy at the last minute and easy to transform and adapt to a specific audience. Thanks to ISL nayogana"
  • "iSLCollective is like a coursebook to me. But it's even better, because it's made by real teachers who know what works in class and what doesn't. And it gets bigger all the time. So if it helps me to be a good teacher and prepare nice and varied lessons - why not pay for it? Compared to books it's cheap, because I can pay as much as I want. I think it is important to have websites like this and pay a little bit for it."
  • "I decided to be a sponsor of iSLCollective because it is very useful website. Actually, I used a lot of your ideas to help my ESL students. I used your handouts as wel. Thanks!!"

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Crisis relief

We took action right away when the COVID 19 crisis started unfolding. What we realized first was that our worksheets were not prepared for a global demand for online teaching. What can your student do with a Word document that has no type field to type or where the checkbox is just an embedded image? Of course, if there is a will, there is a way and your student can work around this in a word processor, but we decided that this was just too clumsy and unreasonable to ask from a student. So we had this idea of putting our worksheet thumbnails on a separate page and simply put a drawing tool next to it. Simple, but handy! We call it the Fill feature. Your student can send you the link of the filled document, then you can put your corrections on it online, and send it back to them. With more than 10 thousand worksheets filled online in a few weeks since its realise, it seems you've found this new feature useful! We keep improving the usability. Next up:  making it work on mobile devices, too.

Second, we responded to the new pandemic-induced remote teaching situation by reconfiguring our servers and optimizing them to take this heavier load that we started experiencing with masses of teachers flocking to the site who never used iSLCollective before, but now needed resources to use in a new world where there are fewer contact hours, and students more assignments that they can work on independently. Our servers are under a very hard pressure, but we monitor them constantly and keep adding extra server power when necessary.

Third, we increased our helpdesk capacity to be able to answer all your questions. Feel free to write to info [at] islcollective [dot] com if you encounter a software bug on iSLCollective, experience a site slowdown or have any other issues using the site.

We were happy to see so many of you try out our interactive video quizzes that we are very proud of. A lot of teachers are starting to realize how useful these Youtube-based popup quizzes are in distance education. In case you didn't know, you can also have our little robot generate your own grammar or vocab quiz in minutes or you can create a custom quiz from scratch. Just bring a Youtube video URL and let us do the work for you. You can then work with the finished popup quiz in class or you can assign it to your students as homework, and overview their scores and answers on iSLCollective.

Our teacher trainers, Anna and Jo, do webinars and roll out fresh video tutorials every couple of day to show you best practices about using popup video quizzes in your teaching and to give you general teaching methodology tips tha you can try out in your next class. Check out  our Youtube channelto watch past episodes. Also, let us know if there is any topic you want us to cover in forthcoming episodes.

So this sums up our pandemic relief efforts. If you are happy with how the iSLCollective Team's crisis response, we are asking you to donate the price of a coffee to show your support.


FAQ


Q: How does paying work?

You can choose to select a monthly amount to pay every month or you can make a one-time payment. We are happiest for recurring payments, which means you authorize us to automatically charge your Paypal account or bank card every month - until you cancel it. So if you're thinking about whether to pay 15 euros once, or 3-5 euros every month, please choose a smaller, but monthly amount. Of course, we are immensely grateful for one-time payments, as well!

In either case, technically you pay in your national currency, and our bank will exchange it. The currencies indicated in the payment box are there to give you a better idea of how much you are going to pay.

We are glad to answer any questions at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.




Q: I am considering paying a small amount every month. How does this work?


Paying every month (monthly recurring payment)

If you select "PAY MONTHLY" in the pay box above, it means that you are going to make a payment every month, and with your authorization this amount will be debited (=charged) by iSLCollective automatically on the monthly anniversary of the first payment, until of course, you stop your payments.

You can easily stop your automatic monthly payments by going to the History/support sub menu in your MyPage (click on your avatar in the top right corner). There you will find a link that takes you directly to the page on PayPal.com where you can stop the payments. In case of CCBill (our bank card payment processor), you just have to reply to the payment confirmation email they have sent you, and they will cancel your recurring payment within a few hours.

Recurring payment works both with PayPal and your bank card. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollectve Sponsor" right after successful payment.



Q: I'd like to pay 15 dollars, but only once. Can I do that, too?


Paying just once 

Sure. If you select "PAY ONCE" in the pay box above, you will be charged your selected amount only once. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollective Sponsor" immediately after successful payment.




Q: What payment methods can I choose from?


1. PayPal

In case of using Paypal, the actual payment takes place on PayPal's secure site. If you create a PayPal account, in most countries you can also pay with your debit or credit card.

Experiencing problems when trying with PayPal? Contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, or try the next option.

2. Bank Card

You can also pay securely with your debit or credit card on CCbill.com, the site of our international payment gateway partner. We have chosen CCBill because it is well-known and trustworthy provider for processing electronic payments.

Experiencing problems when trying to donate with your bank card? You can try using your bank card with PayPal, too. For many people it works, as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.




Q: I need an invoice after my donation. How can I get one?


Your payment is a donation. According to the laws of Hungary, where iSLCollective Ltd. is based, invoices are not issued after donations. 


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#387
4 days ago

Hi, I'm from China! Thanks for providing us with numerous helpful rescource. i want to make a donation to your website, but there is not wechat pay or Alipay which are popular online payment here.

#386
6 days ago

Thank you so much

#379
1 month ago

how could i help you team more, can i halp finding advertising for you guys, i think i can do tho

#378
2 months ago

Hi,

Thank you all for such an awesome platform. I have 2 questions:

1)What can I do (as activities) if I make donations? Is it enough to make a 15 Pound donation every six months?

2)I want to assign video homework, but I cannot click the assign part. Do I need to be a supporting member

or is there a special way to do it?

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend,

Zeynep Akbas

#377
2 months ago

thank you

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2 months ago

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#372
3 months ago
reply to pieterp89's post #362

Thanks, will consider Crypto, too.

#371
3 months ago
reply to Kellyserkan's post #361

Paypal an option, too.

#369
3 months ago

I would like to pay but I am not used to paying with cards via Internet. I am going to try it at the end of the month or at the beginning of the year.