Thursday 23 February 2017


If you are a regular user of Light Bulb Languages, you may have seen that this week a "Donate" button has been added to the home page.

I have been considering for some time now the continued financial viability of the website.  The only income that it receives is that which is generated by the Google Ads.  This covers the web hosting and domain name costs but not much more.

It's in the site's best interests to continue to have new resources, but of course these resources take time to create.  Each of the Spanish-speaking country factfiles, for example, has taken an hour to research and create.

I have to consider my own financial future, and how best to generate income for that future.  At the moment I am spending many hours (many happy hours, I have to say) creating new resources, but am not receiving an income for that activity.

Many previously-free resource websites have introduced a subscription or are requesting payment for resources.  Light Bulb Languages will remain free.  Not all the resources on the site are mine, after all.

Therefore I have decided to add a "Donate" button so that you can, if you wish, make a contribution to the future of the website.

Merci, gracias, grazie and danke.

Friday 10 February 2017

27 new resources today

Today I have uploaded 27 new resources for French, Spanish and German.

Please respect our copyright

Light Bulb Languages offers all its resources to all users completely free of charge.  The website and all its resources are, though, subject to copyright.

This morning I have had to report 3 resources to TES Resources.  The user was asking for payment for Light Bulb Languages resources.  The resources were not created by them and they have no right to make money from our resources which we make available for free.

Please please please do not upload any of our resources to TES Resources or to any other 3rd party website, whether the resources contained there are free or not.

For your reference, our copyright statement:

1  Light Bulb Languages is a UK-based resource website for teachers of Languages.  The resources available on Light Bulb Languages are free to all users, but are still subject to copyright.
2  You may download, save and print any of the resources contained at this website and use them for non-commercial purposes in a teaching or training environment.
3  If you are using the resources for CPD training purposes, you must give appropriate credit to Light Bulb Languages, provide a link to the website and indicate if any changes have been made to the resources.
4  You must not use the resources on this site for commercial purposes.
5  You must not submit or upload any of the resources on this site or copies of any of the resources on this site to the site of a third party. This applies equally to sites that provide free resources and those for which users have to pay.
6 If you edit, translate or build upon any of the resources contained at this website, you should show your appreciation of the free original by submitting the new, modified resource to Light Bulb Languages instead of uploading it to the site of a third party.
7  If you would like to include any of the materials from this website on your own website, blog or wiki, please contact us.
8  If you believe that one of our resources infringes the copyright of a third party, please contact us.
If you would like to report to us the infringement of our copyright by a third party, please contact us.
10 If you submit some of your own resources for inclusion on Light Bulb Languages, you will agree to sharing copyright with Light Bulb Languages. The copyright statement will include your name, thus: "© Light Bulb Languages/A.N.Other 2017".