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CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER 2017

Even the smallest contribution counts! Please make a donation to keep iSLCollective strong in 2018.

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!

We hope that you found a lot of joy in using our materials in 2017! As it is the time of our traditional Christmas Fundraiser, we are asking you to consider becoming a Supporting Member on iSLCollective. Your help - no matter the amount - makes a huge difference!

We will use the incoming proceeds to maintain and continuously improve the site. The majority of our expenditure is comprised of staff salaries and internet bills:

Technology:
Maintenance, data backup, servers, bandwidth, development, search engine optimization. We serve between 100-150,000 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 2017:

1) We rewrote the code of the worksheet pages from scratch to make them load faster.

2) If you are printing a worksheet directly from iSLCollective, you may have noticed that we made the iSLCollective watermark smaller and placed it lower in the document so that it doesn't block out the contents of the worksheet.

3) We improved the Mypage menu to help you find your favorited resources and your own uploads/creationsmore easily.

4) We added a Next worksheet button on the worksheet page to help you comb through worksheets faster.

5) We added a voting module on each worksheet page that shows you what level that worksheet is most suitable for according to other colleagues.

6) We added new servers for the site to run smoothly even when the site is seeing 150 thousand visits per day.

7) We provided technical support for our users throughout the year.

8) And finally, we added a host of improvements to our video lessons section.

Donating is loving, so please show your love by making a donation - whatever you can afford - to keep iSLCollective alive and strong in 2018.

Bless up,

Peter Laszlo
iSLCollective Co-founder

P.S.
As a special thank you, we will remove all ads from the site for you during your Supporting Membership period.
  • ingrid63 ingrid63
    "I'm teaching German in a primary schools in France - children from 5 to 11 years. Until now I didn't find books and workbooks for this age. On iSLCollective I can find cute worksheets for every theme. I also found many ideas about how to explain things in many different ways. Often I used worksheets in English and translated them into German, because the way of explaining things was so good."
  • MGregorio MGregorio
    "iSLCollective has helped me so much to plan my lessons! I used to spend too much time preparing my lessons. With iSL I can benefit from other people's work. I also try to create my own worksheets whenever I have time and upload as a form of gratitude. I always recommend this website to people who, like me, have more than one job and don't have enough time during the week. That is why I decided to sponsor iSLCollective as it has made my teaching life much easier. :) THANK YOU!"
  • canuckgirl canuckgirl
    iSLCOLLECTIVE is a wonderful site, which has provided me with a lot of support over the past few years. It would be impossible for me to enrich my lessons in such a positive way without this source. I will no doubt continue to be a sponsor and remain forever thankful to all those who contribute and for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes!
  • KathyPW11 KathyPW11
    "Do you ever find yourself stuck while planning lessons, knowing there must be some good idea or worksheet or plan, but you are so tired you can't think of anything? This is where iSLCollective comes in. You can search by grammar point, vocabulary, material type, level and type of student. You can download worksheets and adjust them to fit your lessons. You can leave the materials for substitutes to use. iSLCollective helped me keep my sanity while teaching on numerous occasions! It is a free site, but takes donations. It is worth any donation you can make! I will continue to use the iSLCollective to support my teaching, and I hope you will consider joining us as a sponsor, too!"
  • "I became a member because I find the resources very good and helpful in the preparation of lessons. There are printables for all age groups and many novel ideas, which make them more interesting to learn, especially for the younger students. Also iSLCollective saves a lot of time in the preparation of lessons. So I think to become a supporting member is one of the best contributions I can make. All the best."
  • "C'est très important d'apporter son soutien à iSLCollective, vous n'êtes pas seul et vous partagez documents, idées d'exploitation ou tout simplement vous avez accès à une multitude de ressources, c'est vraiment super! enfin, vous pouvez communiquer avec d'autres et faire part de votre propre expérience. Pour toutes ces raisons, vous apprécierez l'accès à ces ressources."
  • "Hi colleagues from everywhere! I'd like to share my ISLCOLLECTIVE experience with you and encourage you to become a sponsor even if for a very modest participation. Operating a website like ISLCOLLECTIVE doesn't come free and I'm sure it would mean a real loss for us all if we couldn't rely any longer on the so great quantity of teaching ressources available on this site. That's why I decided to become a sponsor some time ago, first as a testimony of my gratefulness and secondly to support the great job ISLCOLLECTIVE website operating members are doing for us, teachers from so many countrie . Because sharing is more enriching than just taking don't hesitate to join in. Cheers !"
  • "iSLCollective has helped me quite often with my lessons through easy and free access to other teachers' beautiful work. So I became a sponsor in order to give something back and to ensure this generous and fabulous site will continue to exist for teachers!"
  • "ISLCollective is an amazing resource. The title says it all- collectively we can work more efficiently and provide top notch worksheets to students all over the world. You will be proud to support this easy to use website. Sarah, North Vancouver "
  • "Nowadays, being a teacher is difficult because of the different sources children use such as iPad, PC, Tablet, Mobile Phone, but in my opinion they don't have to forget writing and have to improve it so, if besides we give them work sheets they'll improve their knowledge seeing what they write and noticing when they make a mistake. Of course they can do exercises online, but when they will have to rubbered the same word two or three times they finally will have learn it. Moreover ISL COLLECTIVE worksheets are funny and include every grammar and vocabulary so you can always found one which fit with your class."

Our plans for 2018


We have big plans for 2018. 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 a particular 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

#78
2 weeks ago
reply to Moncartagena2018's post #77
We are a free site, it's only an opportunity to support us.
In case you downloaded more than 50 worksheets ,a captcha appears.
Maybe you've experienced this.
#77
2 weeks ago
i can no longer download material.. I began using this site just last night. Is it because I have not donated?
#76
1 month ago
reply to leijun752's post #75
First of all thank you for supporting us!
What have you experienced exactly ? Please tell us more about your problem.
#75
1 month ago
I havebeen an "iSLCollectve Sponsor" . But why I can't download the worksheets?
#74
1 month ago
BEST WEBWITE
#73
2 months ago
reply to Kisdobos's post #72
Thank you Peter. Happy New Year !
#72
2 months ago
reply to liette's post #71
Hi Sylvie,

Thanks for pointing out the flagging bug. We found out about it soon before the Christmas break. We will try to find its cause and fix it as soon as possible. Until then please report copied work to our helpdesk at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.

Regarding the sponsorship, it is valid for 1 year, it's a legal thing, has to do with the laws of Hungary. Of course, we are grateful for your past contributions, and we think of you as a sponsor. When you make your next donation, your status will switch to sponsor again.

Thanks again for your continued support of iSLCollective, and I wish you a happy new year!

Bless up,
Peter
#71
2 months ago
Dear team,
I am sorry to discover I am not a "sponsor" anymore : I have donated so much to ISL - since the beginning ! I might need some time - but no : the date is over.
I guess you are into "business" , ????
Mind you, I still log in, and I've discovered I cannot 'red flag' copies. A new surprise for 2018.
​I am terribly sorry people can copy ( ie : Herber PPTs ) and be Ok with their "theft".
​I usually give my money in January or February....

I wish you all a very happy new year. Please, keep this site "simple and honest."
Best wishes,
Sylvie
#70
2 months ago
reply to yojane's post #68
Sorry for the delay, I sent you an internal mail.
#69
2 months ago
reply to maog's post #66
Dear Colleague,

If you had paid via Paypal , you would need to login to your Paypal account.

As I can see in our admin system you sent your donation via CCBill ,so you can stop your automatic monthly payments by replying to the email you received from CCBill.

In your email simply tell them to cancel your payments. Besides there are three other ways to cancel :

https://kb.ccbill.com/support/How+do+I+cancel+my+subscription.

Best wishes,
Zsuzsa