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.

English Course Side by Side Plus Student eText
English Course Side by Side Plus Test Prep Workbook cover Level 3

Solve Crossword Puzzles using the innovative puzzle engine.

Test your strength at the Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, and Life Skill 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 Plus features new academic discourse practice, expanded reading comprehension activities, and new writing process lessons that develop students’ basic academic and career readiness skills. Updated components include lots of new features:

Student Book and eText with Digital Audio CD

  • New conversation activities prepare students for academic discourse in the subject matter classroom
  • New readings provide practice with informational text on career and academic topics with reading comprehension exercises in multiple-choice formats to help students prepare for standardized tests
  • The bonus enhanced audio CD offers entertaining radio-program-style recordings of Gazette activities and new mp3 audio files for major lesson features
English Course Side by Side Plus Student Book cover Level 1

Activity Workbook with Digital Audio CDs

  • New standards-based activities provide life skills practice tied to major curriculum frameworks
  • New Gazette activities offer expanded vocabulary and reading comprehension practice
  • New numeracy lessons focus on real-life math skills and word problems in a careful sequence tied to vocabulary and grammar in each unit (Levels 1 and 2 only)
  • New can-do activities strengthen functional communication skills
  • Now with digital audio
English Course Side by Side Plus Activity Workbook cover Level 2

Test Prep Workbook with Digital Audio CD

  • Tests are now in a separate workbook, which gives you the flexibility to use them for practice and assessment
  • Test preparation includes listening comprehension on the enhanced audio CD


English Course Side by Side Plus Test Prep Workbook cover Level 3

Assessment Program

  • New standards-based tests for listening, speaking, reading, and writing to supplement existing unit, mid-level, and final tests
  • Assessment audio
  • Available as pdfs and editable Microsoft Word files

Available late 2016