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Side by Side Interactive CD-ROM

Longman Side by Side Interactive

Side by Side Interactive CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh

Side by Side Interactive is an innovative video-based software program that puts students in control of a dynamic language-learning experience using “state-of-the-art” technology. Now enhanced for workplace English and tied to CASAS standards. This exciting two-level program combines interactive video, audio, graphics, and text to provide students with powerful learning tools and abundant exercises and activities for effective language instruction that is individualized, self-paced, easy-to-use—and its fun!

 

 

Longman Side by Side Interactive

Overview

Available Languages:
English
Target Audience:
Beginning Level Students
Levels:
Beginning
Methodology:
Interactive video activities and workbook texts
Technology: Interactive video, audio, graphics, and text
Scope:
Effective language instruction for beginners that is individualized, self-paced, and easy-to-use

 

About Side by Side Interactive

Side by Side is a video-based software program for beginners. The program was designed by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss. The program is available as a CD-ROM for Windows and MAC OS.

There is also a complete Network version.

Features

  • An innovative video player enables students to control and interact with highly entertaining video source material from the Side by Side TV programs, including comedy sketches, interviews, rap numbers, and music videos.
  • A record and compare function allows students to record their own voices and then compare with the video.
    Inventive video-based activities make language practice come alive as students interact with video clips in a variety of exercises.
  • Comprehensive text-based activities offer extensive vocabulary, grammar, and reading practice, and writing activities prompt students to share their own ideas and backgrounds as they practice their keyboarding skills.
  • GrammarToon computer animations focus on key language structures through entertaining cartoons.
  • Lifeskills and civics lessons integrate important language competencies required by adult education curriculum standards.
  • Check-Up tests offer students instant feedback and valuable test-prep practice.
  • Side by Side TV Workbooks provide comprehensive supplementary activities – ideal for self-study, distance learning programs, and computer or language laboratories.
  • The on-screen video control panel enables learners to:
    • play a scene through
    • play a scene line by line
    • view or hide an on-screen script
    • jump anywhere instantly by clicking on the script
    • record and compare
    • Simple menus and navigation tools enable students to quickly and easily
    • select lessons and activities.

Course Syllabus & Correlations

To learn more about Side by Side Interactive view the complete syllabus

This program follows recognized standards!

See the standards-based compliance of the CASAS Correlation

You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to be able to view the documents.
If you do not have it, please download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

System Requirements

For Windows:

  • Intel Pentium processor – minimum 400 MHz
  • Windows XP /Vista/Win7
  • 128 MB RAM minimum
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • CD-ROM drive

For Macintosh:

  • PowerPC processor – minimum 400 MHz
  • Mac OS X
  • 128 MB free RAM minimum
  • CD-ROM drive or higher

 

Network Version

The Side by Side Interactive (SBSI) Network Version CD-ROM includes a full web-based version of the single user software. Each student simply uses his or her lab computer to run the SBSI software via an Internet browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox). Students will not be bothered with inserting or running CD-ROMs at their computer; they will feel as though they are “browsing the web” while getting the full interactive experience of the Side by Side tutorials and games.

Whereas the SBSI single user software requires a computer with a CD-ROM drive, the SBSI network version is designed for a lab setup as a local area network (LAN).

Installation

The local network administrator installs the SBSI network software directly on a server running IIS or Apache. The Workstation “Plug-ins” are installed on each lab computer to help enhance the SBSI web experience.

Each school should examine their network environment to determine if it meets the technical specifications required to run SBSI (see below). Customers should be advised that their students might experience slight delays when accessing videos on SBSI software if their environment meets only the minimum requirements outlined below.

Technical Requirements

Network/Server:

  • 100baseT or higher LAN Speed
  • Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) or Apache Web Server
  • Minimum of 256Mb RAM (Memory)
  • 2.3Gb of available hard drive space

Browsers, Plug-ins, and Display:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • 800 x 600-screen resolution and 16-bit color
  • QuickTime for Mac and Windows for video access
  • Shockwave plug-in

Windows:

  • Intel Pentium processor – minimum 400 MHz
  • Windows XP/Vista/Win7
  • 128 MB RAM minimum
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • CD-ROM drive

Macintosh:

  • PowerPC processor - minimum 400 MHz
  • Mac OS X
  • 128 MB free RAM minimum
  • CD-ROM drive or higher

Pricing

If you need a quote for any Side by Side products, please contact us.

Level 1

Title
ISBN
Media Type
Part #
Price
Purchase Online
Side by Side Interactive Level 1 - Civic & LifeSkills - SA 9780130484772 CD-ROM PC & Mac #7919 $435.50
Side by Side Interactive Level 1 - Civic & LifeSkills - 5 Pack 9780131113978 CD-ROM PC & Mac #7933 $1735.36

Level 2

Title
ISBN
Media Type
Part #
Price
Purchase Online
Side by Side Interactive Level 2 - Civic & LifeSkills - SA 9780130484703 CD-ROM PC & Mac #7927 $435.50
Side by Side Interactive Level 2 - Civic & LifeSkills - 5 Pack 9780131114043 CD-ROM PC & Mac #7935 $1735.36

Please contact us for site licenses for more than 5 computers.

*Please Note - We Cannot Ship Side by Side Interactive Outside of the North America.


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