Side by Side Extra is an enhanced version of the classic Side by Side
program - a dynamic, all-skills program that builds students’ general language proficiency.
real-life communication practice that is student-centered, interactive, and fun
focuses on all four skills
easy to use for students and teachers
humorous and playful activities that enhance motivation
intensive practice that leads to mastery
takes students from 25 to 57 on the Global Scale of English (CEFR A1 to B1+)
new student eText for independent, self-paced practice
expanded grammar practice
new self-assessment skills checks
enhanced reading and writing practice in the Activity Workbook
In more detail
Get students talking quickly
The conversational approach gets your students, even beginners, communicating quickly. The guided conversations and structured dialogs encourage students to use their initiative and communicate among themselves, recycling language in each lesson.
Teach off the page
Just open the book and teach. It’s that simple to use. No need for lots of preparation. The course is designed to be easy to use, so that you can maximize your teaching time. The light tone and humorous illustrations make it fun for you to teach and for students to learn from.
It's all about the student
The student-centered methodology and the course’s ease of use enable students to study outside of class. The magazine-style Gazette sections reinforce classroom instruction through high-interest feature articles and other activities that encourage learners to study on their own.
Build a classroom community
Teamwork, critical thinking, and community activities promote cooperative learning, problem solving, and civics connections.
Measure performance and motivate learners
Students can see how they are improving through chapter tests and skills checks in the Student Book. You can assess student achievement through placement, unit, mid-level, and final exams.
Keep your students learning
Lots of additional practice in the Student Book, Workbook, and the new eText provides a wealth of additional activities to reinforce and extend students' learning.
Side by Side goes Digital
The new eText – with digital audio and FunZone – expands the course and makes it flexible and fun for students to practice on their own.
The eText is a digital version of the Student Book that serves as the student’s virtual speaking-practice companion.Flip the lesson plan by assigning conversation practice for students to complete outside of the classroom, so you can concentrate on other activities, such as games, discussion, brainstorming, and role-playing in class.
Notes and Bookmark tools enable students to customize their digital learning experience with the eText.
Welcome to the eText FunZone - a digital amusement park with attractions for every unit. Activities, games, videos, music, and animations offer your students fun and motivating reinforcement of each unit’s objectives.
Solve Crossword Puzzles using the innovative puzzle engine.
Test your strength at the Vocabulary, Grammar and Reading challenges.
Visit ToonTown for animation-based grammar activities.
Visit the Game Gallery to play Quiz Show, Concentration, and other games.
Stop by the Picture Booth for Flashcards practice and Picture/Word activities.
Don’t miss the music and videos at the ShowTime stage (levels 1 and 2 only).
What else is new?
Side by Side Extra promotes active communication between students through expanded lessons and a greater selection of activities and self-assessment. Updated components include lots of new features.
Student Book and eText (and optional Digital Audio CD):
expanded grammar section with new Grammar Focus activities
new self-assessment pages, with vocabulary and grammar check-up tests and can-do functional communication reviews
Activity Workbook with Digital Audio CDs:
new Gazette activities offer expanded vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing practice
new can-do activities strengthen functional communication skills
now with digital audio
additional items for listening, speaking, and writing to supplement existing unit, mid-level, and final tests
assessment audio available as pdfs and editable Microsoft Word files