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BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER

Please consider becoming 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!

We hope that you found a lot of joy in using our materials in 2016! Now, please consider subscribing as a Supporting Member on iSLCollective. You name the price, and in return, you will see no ads on the site during your membership period.

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. We are giving you influence to shape the future of iSLCollective: you can decide where you'd like your money to go! During the payment process, 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
  • 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. "
  • BJGram BJGram
    "I sponsored iSLCollective because I am very grateful for all the lovely printables. They make my preparations for teaching much easier, because we do not have lot of books where I live."
  • stocker70 stocker70
    "Sehr gute Arbeitsblätter, die nach Themen und Niveaus geordnet sind. Ich brauche sie oft für meinen Deutschunterricht."
  • 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!"
  • "iSL is a quick source for me whenever I want to download fun, quality materials created by fellow teachers, because I did not have the time to create my own materials. It is an endless source of worsheets and activities and I wouldn't want to miss it. Sponsoring iSL with a few euros means that the website can continue to support itself and I can continue to give my students meaninful and attractive handouts to enhance my teaching. =)"
  • "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."
  • "Firstly, Merry Christmas! I have run an English Institute in Cyprus for many years! I was introduced to iSLCOLLECTIVE about 4 years ago and use it constantly. Sometimes I'm looking for a quick extension for class, a game or a worksheet for homework. I never fail to find just what I'm looking for in just a couple of minutes. A huge timesaver! So if you are like me, downloading and too lazy to create your own material, the least you can do is send the team a donation. Be generous; it's Christmas!!"
  • mar mar
    "I really appreciate the worksheets that different teachers prepare and share. Most of the worksheets are amazing (creative, fun, practical, ...). That's why I think I have to help in some way and for that reason I have decided to become a sponsor. I'm really thankful to all of you and I hope one day I can colaborate even more. ISL collective is a fantastic web site and I hope it can go on running. Let's hope that many of you think the same, because then... together we can help!!!! Thanks, thanks and infinite thanks!"
  • "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. "
  • "I am always looking for sources to enhance students' learning. ISLCollective is by far the best support for English teachers like me. I teach ESL at a college in the Middle East and ISL Collective has been a life saver for me whenever I need to expand explanations and to practice. There are so many contributors and worksheets to choose from. Sometimes you can get wonderful ideas to include on your tests. Thanks ISL Collective. I will continue my support as long as I am an English teacher. "

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

#20
1 month ago
reply to rahmanifatiha's post #17
I sent you an internal mail.
#19
1 month ago
reply to gloenglish's post #18
Everything is OK now. Just choosing 2 levels! It works!!!
#18
1 month ago
reply to rahmanifatiha's post #17
The same is happening to me! I've just been trying to upload a couple of ws, but I can't!
#17
1 month ago
I can not download worksheet
#16
1 month ago
reply to PADMAJAA's post #15
Dear Padmajaa,

Thanks for your suggestions, I sent you an internal mail.

Regards,
Zsuzsa
#15
1 month ago
what is membership period, what is the duration.
#14
1 month ago


Hi,

I am Padmaja, I simply loved the ISL site. it is very resourceful. Just a request: it would be really great if you can add in key to the worksheet and metion for which grade level it can be used.


thank you,
Padmaja.
#13
3 months ago
It's very useful.
#10
3 months ago
reply to UllaAlsbach's post #9
Dear Ulla,
I sent you a private message.

Best wishes,
Zsuzsa
#9
3 months ago
wenn Sie mir Ihre Bankverbindung mitteilen, werde ich gerne Etwas überweisen.