Tsumiki 2 Student Book

Tsumiki 2 Student Book

by Margaret Lee, Yuka Ito

In the Tsumiki 2 Student Book, students continue follow Andrew and Mariana, the main characters from Tsukimi 1 Student Book, as they learn Japanese. As Andrew and Mariana and their friends travel through Japan, they encounter many new situations and fun actvities. The text covers topics that will be immediately useful to students whether they are conversing with their friends in class or journeying abroad. Students lean about appropriate manners for expressing thanks and when to use formal and informal language, shopping and eating out, traveling in Japan, Japanese customs, and much more. Stage 2 introduces 120 Kanji with helpful mnemonics for leaning the meaning and form of the characters.


  • Clearly structured and easy to follow.
  • Uses a logical sequence of sentence patterns that build on knowledge from previous ‘building blocks’, with activities that prepare students for the next "block."
  • Student books present core vocabulary in compact, accessible, and clearly identified units.
  • Student books introduce hiragana and katakana in separate units before the text proper, to allow for different approaches to the teaching of Japanese script.
  • Each stage contains a student book, workbook, audio CDs and teacher resource books.


Nelson Pty Ltd. (a Cengage Company)
Publication Date: 
Trim Size: 
8.25 x 10.75
Color Illustrations and B/W Photographs
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