Tsumiki 1 Teacher Resource Book

Tsumiki 1 Teacher Resource Book


The Tsumiki 1 Teacher Resource Book gives the teacher ideas on how to enhance the students’ learning of the Tsumiki 1 lessons and tasks. The book contains unit overviews, comprehensive lesson notes for each unit in the student book and workbook, classroom instructions, Blackline Masters (outlines of the hiragana and katakana for use in practicing character formation), and the solutions for the student books and workbooks. It also highlights key tasks and key learning outcomes of each unit. In addition, the teacher resource book features notes on linguistics terms and topics, a cultural calendar covering Japanese festivals and cultural events and how to incorporate them into a classroom setting, given names in katakana, and audio CD tracks. Online teacher notes and printable Blackline Masters for Tsumiki 2 are available at


Nelson Pty Ltd. (a Cengage Company)
Publication Date: 
Trim Size: 
8.25 x 10.75
About the Series

Tsumiki are “building blocks,” and this Japanese language course for Grades 7-10 is clearly structured around a logical sequence of sentence patterns that build on knowledge from previous “blocks.” Tsumiki provides a rigorous yet realistic program that will help students reach their full potential in Japanese language learning.

The course is developed around the experiences of two students, Andrew and Mariana, as they prepare to visit Japan. Hiragana and katakana are introduced separately before the main lessons, to accommodate instructors’ different approaches to teaching Japanese script. The workbook provides exercises to complement each unit, and audio CDs present textbook dialogues and workbook listening activities. The Level 1 Teacher Resource Book contains a detailed work program, lesson notes, transcripts of listening activities, and blackline masters. For Level 2, Teacher Notes are available free of charge online, and the Blackline Masters are sold separately.

Tsumiki 1 has been placed on the State of California’s list of Japanese language programs approved for legal compliance.

For additional activities, teacher networking, and more, visit the Tsumiki companion websites:

Stage 1
Stage 2