SUBSCRIPTION RADARsettings_input_antenna

54756912 from Venezuela
Danke!
annabanana2204 from China
Eijaite from Finland
belin68 from Italy
Thesi from Switzerland
gisellef from Italy
vigea24 from France
Sorry for not being able to give more for the moment but
great thanks for your...
claudiawoerndl >
hangila from Hungary
komsil from Korea, Republic of
Leimann from Germany
TillmannMue from Germany
Janey26 from China
klohet from France
Nike2 from Germany
alwaysforget from United States
Maexim from Germany
Barry0796 from Sweden
Keep up the good work. The more I use your website the more
I will contribute.
lubeto from Germany
alasse from Slovakia
Nikhilp from China
hippiehunter from Korea, Republic of
peppermintpatty from Germany
Lyoko71 from France
japaninmotion from United States
andydillon from Germany
MikZen2 from Germany
LAGR1 from France
andyfender >
svanpety from United States
Rosiebutton >
mouk >
Congratulations on a great site. It's a great resource.
Thank you.
ninagremio from Brazil
mamirateacher from Brazil
Tenakoe from Norway
gnilebe from Germany
undetermined from United Kingdom
alaupeze from France
claudiawoerndl >
Shisseru from Norway
dinhhuong1603 from Viet Nam
jinglu817 from Taiwan (Republic of China)
cord452 from Belgium
You did and do a fantastic job ! Thank you !
coconoco04 >
FrauWms from United States
klohet from France
asmilga from Lithuania
hippospot from France
alitadevalpo from Spain
Agnesbrown from Italy

Minimum value is 3

Minimum value is 5

 

Where should your money go?

How do you want to pay?

BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER!

Please consider subscribing as an iSLCollective Supporting Member. You name the price, and in return, you will see no ads on the site during your membership period.

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



Dear colleagues!

This is the time of our traditional Christmas Fundraiser. If you want to show your love toward iSLCollective, now you can do so. Since we are partly financed by our users, your help - no matter the amount - makes a huge difference!

As a Christmas present for our users, on December 13, 2016 we rolled out a new video lesson platform on iSLCollective. You can bring Youtube and Vimeo videos to the new iSLCollective video lesson editor and create interactive quizzes for them. Your quiz questions will show on top of the video, and pause it while students are answering the question. We made the editor super easy to use. Soon I hope we will have a huge library of superb video lessons that hundreds of thousands of colleagues will be using in their classes the world over. If you like our video lesson section, that's another reason to become a Supporting Member, because the incoming proceeds is what makes it possible to make our video lessons even more awesome!



We will use the incoming proceeds to maintain and continuously improve the site. Uniquely, through this year's fundraiser we are giving you more influence to shape the future of iSLCollective: you can decide where you'd like your money to go! While subscribing, you can select whether you want us to spend your money 1) on the development of the abovementioned new video lesson platform, 2) on the worksheets section or 3) "where most needed" (meaning you leave it for us to decide).

Our main expenditure elements are staff salaries and internet bills:

Technology:
Maintenance, data backup, servers, bandwidth, development, search engine optimization. We serve between 70-110,000 teachers every day so we have to maintain a powerful and reliable back-end infrastructure.

People:
8 iSLCollective staff members make sure that every aspect of the technological and administrative side of the operations is covered professionally.


Finally, let me tell you what our team has accomplished in 2016:

1) We gave a facelift to the site: the brand new design looks great on mobile phones and tablets, too. it took three months to finish this job, but it was worth it.
2) A new section for the main page showing the best uploads of the previous day.
3) We added a bunch of new servers for the site to run smoothly even when the site is seeing 100 thousand visits per day.
4) We provided technical support for our users throughout the year.
5) And finally, the brand new video lessons section!

Bless up,

Peter Laszlo
iSLCollective Co-founder
  • MajlisSeppanen MajlisSeppanen
    "I get a lot of inspiration and useful material for my German classes, so I think it's worth helping through sponsoring."
  • Jasminka2662 Jasminka2662
    "This site is quite helpful and supports me in my German lessons as a teacher. I support this site every time. You can get here a lot helpful things free of cost. I'm such a big fan and thankful for such a page!"
  • santonin santonin
    "I think it is only fair that hard work and dedication should be rewarded. I have been happy to post worksheets (a few) and to download other teachers' productions (loads) for the last 3 years. By becoming a modest sponsor I wished to support this collective commitment."
  • elsilein elsilein
    "Die Idee, Übungen von Kollegen für Kollegen, finde ich toll. Es ist eine Schatzkammer, die man interstützen sollte. Immer an Hand, erneut, hilft sehr. Gratulation Peter für die super Page. Weiter so!"
  • 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."
  • imikra imikra
    "Every time I have to prepare for classes, I take a look at iSLCollective. Becoming a sponsor for me was not about having extra tools, it was a way of saying THANK YOU for all the worsheets and activities I have downloaded!"
  • "I am sponsoring iSL as I've been using the site for at least 5 years...from kids to adults...and every time it has been a life saver. Easy to use, easy to nav, and just great in every way. Keep up the amazing work."
  • "I decided to become a Sponsor because I have been very busy with various things and the work other teachers do and share has been invaluable to me, as I don't always have time to create material. I haven't shared any of my work yet (lack of time, need to build more confidence, etc), but I have noticed that some teachers are very generous with their work, and it makes sense to me to contribute financially when possible. I know how long it takes to prepare materials for a class, and I know that if there weren't websites such as this one, my life as a teacher would be a lot harder. ."
  • "iSLCOLLECTIVE ist eine super Sache! Ich nutze die Seite öfter und ich unterstütze sie auch gerne. Für wenig Geld bekommt man hier viel Leistung!"
  • "A good community only works if everyone puts in a little share. Hey, this is actually an awesome project! On the one hand, it's just incredible to find so many useful ressources in one spot, and be able to get them. For free. On the other hand, we kind of get used to this, right? Isn't everything in the web for free, sort of? Wikipedia, facebook, youTube, tons of news sites and other sites? No, it isn't. We just tend to forget that. All these sites put in a tremendous amount of work. Some have found other ways to get money, by monetizing your data for example. Or by having people pay to have their content featured. So, it's advertising, just hidden. Others just have a huge network of people willing to work. For free. And so, because nobody is watching us, we start thinking that it is okay to just download and use that work other people have done. For free. But it isn't. Giving back should be a normal thing. And giving back can have multiple forms. You could ask yourself: i have used this platform. It has helped me. How can i help back? Sometimes, this might mean uploading a paper you have created. Sometimes, it might be dropping a line just to say thank you. Sometimes, it is to just donate what you can afford or think is fair. Because, evidently, all this costs money. There is no such thing as free content. Somebody always pays for it. And it is good to contribute to keep it alive and interest-free. Because otherwise, it will disappear. Or be paid for by people who have something to sell. So, yes, do donate. Because it means being a good person. "

Our plans for 2017


We have big plans for 2017. We would like to further develop our new video lesson platform. For example, we'd like to improve class work with video lessons. We would like to replace paper answer sheets and enable you to let your students submit their answers via their mobile phone or tablet while you are showing them the video lesson on the big screen.

We also want to enable you to organize competitions between them, even pairing them up virtually, to motivate them even better.

Besides, we are planning to let you create virtual classes on iSLCollective and add your students to your class, so you can assign them video homework and check if they have done it, and how well they did in this or that video lesson.

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 or +36 30 638 7470.



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 the invoice after my payment made out in the name of my school/company. Where can I give you the invoice details?


1. In case of Paypal payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provided in your PayPal account. If you would like us to make out the invoice to a different name and address, you can request that on the next page before you get to Paypa's page to finish the payment.

2. In case of debit/credit card payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provide on our payment form (Step 1 of payment: "Confirming your order").

Newest messages

#5
7 hours ago


I just discovered your site. I have just seen two lessons. And I loved your presentations.
I teach ELL English in Mexico. I am wondering if Brittish Grammar would be very different from American English to teach from your site. Please write. Thank you.
Myrna CruzAedi
#4
10 hours ago
Sorry, Judy, not Julie - a cousin of mine is called Julie-. Anyway, welcome to the site ;)
#3
10 hours ago
Hi Julie,
Good news. You can download everything for free. You don't have to upload anything if you don't want or you can't. However, new uploaders are always welcomed.
Rosa :)
#2
11 hours ago
Do I have to upload my own materials, such as printables, etc. in order to be able to download material that is on this site? If this is the case, this site would not be very useful to me as I do not have much material of my own creation that I could contrubute. I would like to make a contribution and use this site Please inform me if I must upload a certain number of items in order to download a certain number.

This website looks like an awesome resource!

Thanks,
Judy Dahl
#1
1 month ago
Dear All!

Our Christmas Fundraiser of 2016 has started a couple days ago. Please post any questions or messages you have for us, and we will respond here.

Thanks for opening your wallets and chipping in with a little to keep iSL strong next year!

Bless up,
Peter