I'm looking for websites/companies/freelancers that offer affordable or free ready-made materials and resources for an online English practice. These can be grammar and vocabulary exercises, video lessons, pictures and graphics and so on. They need to be released with no copyright or sold as I want to use them in my school's e-learning platform which is commercially distributed. The resources don't have to be prepared for Moodle as I'm able to convert them myself.
I'd be grateful for any links and suggestions.
It's a good idea as I'm sure that there are many , but to receive a better response you might be better off expanding or rephrasing your post.
There is general interest that language teachers do need electronic language teaching resources, they simply haven't got the time to write all the courses they teach. In their schools face to face the teachers have plenty of ready made resources with a photo copier copier etc, and coursebooks for the students.
It takes a lot of time to write time, skill and money to write electronic coursebooks, especially if you want more than just text. Perhaps you could negotiate with commission, payments or partnership.
The major language coursebook publishers such as Macmillon, Longman, and Cambridge have already started coming up with such deals, although rather expensive and restricting in my opinion. However this kind of still young yet, and hasn't developed to its full potential.
More generally, you can find a lot of resources of varying quality as Open Educational Resources. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
The most important thing to look out for is which Creative Commons licence they use. Find out more about CC licences here: http://creativecommons.org/
I hope this helps!
Let's keep up the resources available. free and ful language courses I would assume some form of payment deal.
Classic English books including audio books are free from gutenberg. Robin hood, Treasure Island, Beatrix potter, Dracula, Tom Sawyer, to name but a few.
And the BBC offer a lot of free courses, including a Business English course.
Newspapers such as the Guardian encourage teachers to use their news articles for educational purposes.