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Learning World series change to 2nd edition in 2021


We apologize for the last-minute announcement for edition changes. Please click the book title below for details of the difference between the 1st & the 2nd edition.


WELCOME to Learning World PINK 2nd Edition (publish on April 1)


The 2nd edition of WELCOME to Learning World PINK  textbook and Audio CD

【Release date】
Student Book March 31 2021
Audio CD(Students/ Teachers) March 31 2021

※There are no changes for PINK Teachers book, Color Kyogu, and PICTURE CARDS  (No 2nd Edition releases)(Teaching contents and each Unit will remain the same. ) 

◆2nd Edition  Student Book

1 st Edition 2nd Edition
PINK →PINK BOOK in a lighter color
Added the word “Second Edition” to the upper right corner.
Added the words “Good Morning to Good Night
There are no changes to the attached Arts&Crafts and Certificate of Completion
978-4-89991-480-8 textbook paper has been changed to a lighter one that is easier to open
1,700yen + tax
1,70oyen + tax

◆2nd Edition Audio CD(Student CD and Teachers CD became one as 2nd edition Audio CD)

 (1 st Edition)

Student CD

2nd Edition Audio CD

(For both Students and Teachers)

1,000yen + tax
1,100yen + tax



Changes in textbook

・Our popular greeting song Say Hello (2 chorus version and 5 chorus version) is presented. Also, we now have a song for the beginning of the lesson and a song for the end of the lesson!

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・The Mezamashi-kun chants starting with Time to and the words for each unit are now printed so that parents can check what students are learning easily. In addition, the CD number of the short dialogue has been printed.


・The picture of Mezamashi-kun has been moved to the top left corner of each unit to make it easier to read.


・PINK has a dog and a cat on each page. In the second edition, the figurine penguin has been added in some places.


♪Unit 7-A is now on two pages!

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・Unit 10-B is now in 2 pages!

 Print this page

Additional page: (pp.46-47) 30 dialogue

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・At the end of the book there is a collection of 100 words.

pp.42-43 Print

pp.44-45 Print


・Syllabus has been added

Print the Syllabus



★★To increase the amount of content that we want parents to listen to together, we have changed the name of the CD to “PINK Audio CD” for both students and teachers.
The design of the CD jacket and CD label has been changed. The price is 1,100 yen.

*The track numbers on the CD are the same as those on the 1st Edition Teacher’s CD. No need to replace your instructional materials with this revision. Additional audio for this revision is included after track# 90.


Additional Audio for PINK

♪The tempo of the chants in ♪Unit 7-A has been slowed down a bit and some of the words in English have been changed.

Unit 7-A Print


♪Additional Songs: Song for the beginning of the lesson (#90) and song for the end of the lesson (#91)
Short songs that can be used not only in PINK class but also in YELLOW, BLUE, and Book1 classes.



♪Added 30 examples of everyday expressions (dialogues) to use at home.。 #92-97
・As a page for parents to look at, we have collected routine English that can be said at home in daily life.
We also printed the Japanese meanings on pp.46-47 so that parents can easily understand what they mean.おうちで使い

pp.46-47 Print


For teachers who already have Teacher`s Book

This revision is a minor change, so there is no need to replace the teacher`s book itself. Please note that the chants in Unit 7-A have been changed in words. Please check the script here: Unit 7-A
Some of the pictures in the textbook have been rearranged from the 1st edition.

For those who would like to order a 1st Edition student CD

 Click here for PINK 1st Edition Student CD
・Also available at bookstores and distributors; if you would like to order the 1st Edition Student CD, please specify PINK 1st Edition Student CD ISBN 978-4-89991-036-7.

For those who currently have the 1st Edition Teacher CD

You can keep using your existing CDs. Please download the audio for the supplementary pages added in the Second Edition from the following link.

#43 Unit 7A  chant: Let’s Stop
#90 Hello Dear Friends
#91 Goodbye Dear Friends
#92 Mommy and Me Talk 1
#93 Mommy and Me Talk 2
#94 Mommy and Me Talk 3
#95 Mommy and Me Talk 4
#96 Mommy and Me Talk 5
#97 Mommy and Me Talk 6

For first-time purchasers of PINK instruction items after April 2021

Please purchase the Teacher’s Pack, which contains items for teachers, for the best price.
・PINK Teacher’s Pack  ISBN 978-4-89991-429-7
Cards, teaching tools, and instructional materials are also available for sale. If you are purchasing separately instead of the Teacher’s Pack, please see the table below.

April 2021~ WELCOME PINK lineup

WELCOME to Learning World PINK BOOK

商品コード 商品名 ISBNコード 本体価格
NEW 10007 Student Book 2nd Edition (page 48) 978-4-89991-034-3 1,700
NEW 10040 Audio CD 2nd Edition ★
(Both teachers and students can use the same one.)
978-4-89991-481-5 1,100
NEW※1 10070 PINK Teacher’s Pack
The set contains  ★ four items.
978-4-89991-429-7 12,000
NEW※2 2nd Edition Teacher’s Manual ★ 978-4-89991-479-2 2,700
No changes 62002 PINK KYOGU+Dialogue Cards★ 978-4-89991-906-3 5,500
No changes 10050 PICTURE CARDS PINK★ 978-4-89991-460-0 5,200


No longer available for sales 10000 1st Edition Student Book(40 pages) 978-4-89991-034-3 1,700
No longer available for sales 10000 1st Edition Student CD 978-4-89991-036-7 1,000
No longer available for sales 10010 Teacher’s Manual w/Class CD 978-4-89991-035-0 4,700

※1 The contents have been changed, and the teacher CD has been changed to “PINK 2nd Audio CD”, and the ISBN code and price have also been changed.
※2 The set with the teacher’s CD has been changed to the individual teacher’s book. There is no change in the instructional content. (CD#43 will be changed in the audio content.) Click here to download and use the new script.

Dear Teachers

We would like to express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and trouble of having to replace our stock, as it was physically difficult to provide the materials in the normal reprinting process due to the shortage of supplies at the beginning of the new school year.

Apricot Publishing Co.



READY for Learning World 2nd Edition (released on March 1, 2021)


Textbook and Student CD of “READY  for Learning World” will have a minor change and will be published in March 2021.

[Release date] Textbook:March 1st, 2021  Student CD March 8th, 2021
※No changes for WORKBOOK, Teacher’s book with CD, Color Kyogu series, or Vocabulary CD-ROM.

※Student CD App: Update details coming soon!


◆Student Book

(1 st Edition) 2nd Edition
 Manual&CD Click to enlarge

Added: Second Edition
,School Life
1,500yen + tax
1,700yen + tax


◆Student CD  *96 tracks in the 2nd edition with additional 24 tracks (Songs and Karaoke)

 (1 st Edition) 2nd Edition
1,000yen +tax
1,100yen +tax


◆Changes in the textbook

The target age in the 2nd edition is set lower:  All elementary schools in Japan started English lessons from the 3rd grade and there are no more 4th-grade beginner students in elementary schools. READY for Learning World (2nd edition) has additional phonics and reading topics and its target is set for 3rd-grade students in the 2nd edition.


1 Additional 8 pages!

・abcd Alphabet Song, alphabet(both upper and lower cases)


Matched layout with Book 1, 2, and 3


・Additional tasks in Achievement targets


・4 line notes have been added in “Myself” (self-expression) page 


・Unit 3:  2 additional chorus parts with lyrics in “This is my friend” song. 


・Unit 4  Upgraded background picture to suit the new generation.

・p.43 A sentence has been added to the picture in Listening Test:  I weigh 30 kg. 


・Unit 10  (p.61) “Three-letter words” has been added to Unit 10 (p.61)


・Additional audio of Global Education page (end of each Unit) for Student CD.


Additional page: Three-letter words 


Additional page: Words & Additional song “Vocabulary Song”(Karaoke)


 Additional page: Syllabus


Additional page: Country Profile  of 4 characters


◆Student CD  2nd Edition 
The cover design and the label will be renewed. (Price 1,100yen) 


*There is no change in the track numbers listed in each Unit. (No need to upgrade Teacher’s book to the 2nd edition.)


2nd Edition includes additional:
・”Global Education page” audio
・”This is My Friend” song and karaoke
・”abcd Alphabet Song”
・drill for “The Vowel song/ Three-letter words”
・”Three-letter words” audio (Unit 10C)


“Opening Music”(track #1) has been changed to “abcd Alphabet Song”



【For teachers who have been using READY textbook】

READY for Learning World was published in 1997 for elementary school students mostly who have just started learning the English language in higher grades.

We once considered that our goal in READY textbook has been achieved as elementary schools in Japan started English as a mandatory subject in 2020. However, many teachers continue using this textbook and we decided to keep printing this product as a second edition with some minor changes.

Thank you for your support and apology for the timing of this change had to be in the preparation period for the new school year, due to production and printing issues.

*We finished selling the 1st edition in December 2020 and it is no longer available from us.



Learning World 2

Learning World Book2 Student Book and Student CD have been revised to the 2nd edition in February 2021.


1. p.3 Achievement Target has been updated


▲2nd edition

■Print the new  Book2 Achievement Targets

2.p.11 Unit 2-1 English has been changed.

  ▲Original   ▲2nd edtion

■Print new Book2 p.11

3.p.54 Unit 9-2 : additional words 1~20th → 1~31st

  ▲Original   ▲2nd edition

■Print  Book2 p.54
※Teachers CD (Class CD #66) has an audio of the number “1st to 31st”. Please use #66 instead of#68(1st to 21st) for this revise.

4.The songs at the end of the textbook are added to Student CD. Track numbers are listed in the Student book.(CD#96~98)


◆Student CD

◆No changes for Workbook, Manual ROM, Class CD, Class Cards ROM, or Activity Sheets.


Learning World 3

Learning World Book3 has been revised to 2nd edition from February 2021.●p.3 Achievement Target has been updated

  ▲12刷まで   ▲13刷

■Print new。Book3 Achievement Targets

●p.43 Unit 7-2: English has been changed for the listening test

  ▲12刷まで   ▲13刷

■new Book3 p.43

◆No changes for Student CD, Workbook, Manual ROM, Class CD, Class Cards ROM or Activity Sheets

For teachers who have been using Achievement Targets

Achievement Targets (2nd edition)

*Achievement Targets for PINK has no changes for this revise.
PINK Achievement Targets


READY Achievement Targets
Learning World 2

Book2 Achievement Targets
Learning World 3

Book3 Achievement Targets

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