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. eBook Workbooks with all of the exercises from the websites are now available for purchase. They are not interactive but they are a way to continue to teach using the Comme on dit textbooks. In addition, eBook Answer Keys for the workbooks are available for purchase at Instructors may also request exam or desk copies of the eBook Workbooks and Answer Keys.

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:

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 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.

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