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An enhanced version of the course that has helped more than 30 million students around the world learn English.

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+)

What's new?

  • 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

Read about the new eText and other enhancements

American English | Low Beginner to High Intermediate | CEFR A1 to B1+

Authors: Bill Bliss, Steven J. Molinsky

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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.

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