Accessing the Companion Websites

Updates to Companion Websites

March 6, 2020

The companion websites include the grammar and vocabulary homework, plus contains activities for practicing all four linguistic skills- reading (Lectures), speaking (Enregistrements), listening (Compréhension Orale), and writing (Rédactions).

We have been notified that Smart Sparrow’s platform has been acquired by Pearson, and all of the Smart Sparrow companion websites will be shut down on December 31, 2020. There can be no extension or change to this. 

We are disappointed and upset by the inconvenience this causes you, the teachers and learners using the Comme on dit and C’est ce qu’on dit textbooks.

How Do I Teach in Fall 2020 and Beyond?

  1. You can continue to use the websites through December 31, 2020, if you choose. We have removed all paywalls so no payment is required to use them before they are shut down. For more information on how to access the websites, scroll to the bottom of this page.
  2. We are creating workbooks with all of the exercises from the websites as ebooks that will be available for purchase beginning July 1, 2020. They will not be interactive but they are a way to continue to teach using the Comme on dit textbooks. In addition, answer keys for each workbook will be available for purchase at press.georgetown.edu

What Comes Next?

We are actively seeking a new website platform that will give teachers and learners what they need. Once we have additional news to share, we will post information here and share it widely. 

If you have any questions, you are welcome to reach out to us: gupress@georgetown.edu.


Independent learners and instructors:

Click here to access the companion website

Click here to access the companion website FAQs


If you are a student in a class with an instructor:
Your instructor will enroll you on the companion website. You will then receive an email from noreply@SmartSparrow.com with the subject line “Your Smart Course is ready.” It will contain a link to your class and instructions for completing enrollment. If you have not received this email, check your Spam folder or ask your instructor. DO NOT enroll using the Independent Learner link on the companion website.