With a little set up, it is easy to launch and maintain a Teachers Pay Teachers store. While it may not bring in a lot of money, it does allow you to make some cash off of materials and ideas you have already invested time and energy into. My store products have all been developed for classes, so selling them is kind of like getting a bonus. Best of all, products are digitally downloaded so there is no shipping to worry about.
So, how do you set up a page?
After you create a free account, you need to set up a storefront. To do this, you will need an image, a store name, a Paypal account (so the company can send you money), and one product. Your first upload will be free, but it should still be good quality because most people will judge you based on this sample.
Once you have set up your store, it is a good idea to post regularly. Set up a posting schedule, stick to particular themes, and ask for customer reviews. You will be up and rolling in no time.
Teachers Pay Teachers is a website that allows educators to share materials with one another. Whatever you are looking for, you will probably be able to find it there. Here are three of my favorite teacher pay teacher vendors.
Synk shares great vocabulary lessons, conversation starters, and word building exercises.
Empowered by THEM
Most of the materials in this store have been designed for adults with disabilities, but they definitely will be useful in beginning ESL classes. The topics and instructional methods make them perfect for literacy classes.
Angie Barillaro -- Radiant Heart
Barillaro shares book study units and materials that would be appropriate for higher level ESL students.
Here are a few more places to help you prepare for the citizenship exam.
Pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam. This page has sample sentences. http://passcitizenshipexam.com/
San Francisco Public Library Resource List. If you live in the Bay Area, this page offers a list of organizations that help with citizenship. http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000029501
Citizenship Study Guide. A page with flash cards, practice questions, and maps. http://www.citizenshipstudyguide.com/
If you are hoping to become an American citizen, you probably know you need to pass a test. The U.S. citizenship exam involve civics questions, a writing dictation, and a reading exam.
As you prepare, you will need to learn the answers to 100 questions about American history and civics. You should also study spelling words related to American history. Luckily, study guides are available for free at the U.S. Naturalization website. There, you can find study materials, classes, and advice.
There are definitely many study materials available online, but the U.S. Naturalization website has the official questions and it is free. Both aspects are perks!
East Bay ESL is an English language school for adult students in the San Francisco East Bay.