Student Components

Student Book and eText (and optional Audio CD)

  • Skill-integrated units focusing on all communication skills
  • Variety of grammar, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation, reading, writing, and communication activities
  • Expanded grammar sections with new Grammar Focus
  • Picture dictionary lessons introduce unit vocabulary
  • Built-in assessment for each unit includes a check-up test and skill checklists that enable students to assess their level of achievement
  • How to Say It! activities help students develop key communication strategies
  • Talk About It! and Think About It! activities stimulate free conversation practice through classroom discussion of interesting topics
  • Gazette magazine sections engage students with high-interest material that they can use in class or on their own, building a bridge between the classroom and home
  • Standard CD tracks for Gazette activities and mp3 audio files for major lesson features, including model conversations, readings, and Gazette activities (downloadable to a computer or audio player)
English Course Side by Side Extra Student Book cover Level 1


Use this digital tool to complement the program’s dynamic conversational approach. The eText supports students’ independent practice for self-paced learning.

  • Pages of the Student Book, with the complete audio program in embedded links, provide conversation, listening, pronunciation, reading, and Gazette practice
  • Notes and Bookmark tools enable students to add, receive and share notes, and bookmark pages to revisit them later
  • FunZone activities, games, videos, music, and animations reinforce each unit’s objectives:
    • Vocabulary flashcards
    • Skill building activities for vocabulary, grammar, and reading
    • GrammarToons animations with activities
    • GrammarRaps, GrammarSongs, and video segments with activities (Levels 1 and 2 only)



Activity Workbook with Digital Audio CDs

  • Vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, and listening activities to reinforce and supplement Student Book lessons
  • New Gazette activities build reading and vocabulary skills
  • New can-do activities strengthen functional communication skills (aligned with GSE and CEFR objectives)
  • Enhanced audio CDs containing standard CD tracks and mp3 files for all Workbook listening activities, GrammarRaps, and GrammarSongs for entertaining language practice through rhythm and music
English Course Side by Side Extra Activity Workbook cover Level 2

Teacher Components

Teacher’s Guide with Multilevel Activities

  • Unit-by-unit guide to the Student Book
  • Step-by-step teaching strategies for every lesson – a widely-used resource for both new and experienced teachers
  • Concise grammar rules and explanations
  • Language and culture notes that you can use for background knowledge and to share with students
  • Multi-level expansion activities - including games, tasks, brainstorming, discussion, movement, drawing, miming, and role-playing - for students at all levels
  • Chapter test answer keys
  • Activity Workbook answer key and listening scripts
  • Glossary
English Course Side by Side Extra Communication Games

Communication Games

  • Interactive language games to reinforce grammar and vocabulary learned in each unit
  • Photocopiable activity sheets for each game
  • Available for Levels 1-3

English Course Side by Side Extra Student Book Audio CDs and mp3 Audio

Student Book Audio CDs and mp3 Audio

  • Complete Student Book audio program available in two formats: Standard CD tracks and mp3 audio files
English Course Side by Side Extra Picture Cards

Picture Cards

  • Color picture cards for vocabulary development and activities suggested in the Teacher’s Guides

Assessment Program

  • 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
  • Available late 2016