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This national series for lower-secondary Japanese has a groundbreaking approach to intercultural language learning (IcLL):



Special announcement

Free Australian ​C​urriculum correlation grids and​ extra​ worksheets (including new katakana worksheets) are now available via *PearsonPlaces.com.au.

Download a sample page of the correlation grid here.

* Teachers need to register (for free) at PearsonPlaces.com.au to gain access to these resources.



What makes iiTomo so special?

Engaging and Motivating Students

The Student Books are richly illustrated with beautiful photography commissioned specifically for this series, integrating photographs with the text to support the IcLL approach, and to help engage students.

Script is introduced in purposeful and meaningful contexts. Hirigana, kanji and katakana are introduced progressively throughout the three-level series, so that students learn to read and write quickly and confidently.


Sample spread from iiTomo Student Book
Sample spread from iiTomo 1 Student Book


An Integrated Digital Solution

Reader+ gives you access to the eBook version of your Student Book as well as bonus multimedia assets. It’s built to work online and offline, making content easily available anytime, anywhere, in every school. It works on PC and Mac, Android and iOS.

Learners can quickly navigate through their eBooks, read them, take notes and save bookmarks. Reader+ integrates multimedia (audio/video) and interactive activities that enhance and extend the reading experience.


Catering for a Range of Learning Styles

Comprehensive practice of new language and script is introduced in the Activity Book so that students develop the skills of language learning with confidence.

A wide range of carefully sequenced and paced tasks that incorporate IcLL principles gives students a sense of progress and motivation from the very beginning.

All listening material for the Student Book, Activity Book, worksheets and tests is provided in one easy-to-use resource, the Audio CDs.

High-quality recordings by native speakers provide opportunities for students to listen to clear and accurate modelling of the spoken language.

Sample spread from iiTomo Activity Book
Sample spread from iiTomo 1 Activity Book
Sample spread from iiTomo Teacher Companion
Sample spread from iiTomo 1 Teacher Companion

Making Teacher's Lives Easier

All pages from the Student Book are reproduced in the Teacher Companion with full-colour, wrap-around practical teaching notes, which include IcLL support, assessment ideas, games and a wealth of support material.

The Activity Book is also reproduced, with answers, providing easy and quick correction. There are also audio scripts for all the Audio CD recordings.


Sample pages

Student Books
iiTomo 1 Student Book
iiTomo 2 Student Book
iiTomo 3+4 Student Book


Activity Books
iiTomo 1 Activity Book
iiTomo 2 Activity Book
iiTomo 3+4 Activity Book


Teacher Companions
iiTomo 1 Teacher Companion
iiTomo 2 Teacher Companion
iiTomo 3+4 Teacher Companion


Audio CD sample
Listen to iiTomo 1 Student Book Audio CD sample

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