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Count to ten in Japanese?


Some time ago, I saw a lesson plan on the web to emphasise the use of mental imagery in learning. It involved teaching people how to count to ten in Japanese by telling a story. Japanese numbers like "Ni" were pronounced "knee" as the trainer pointed to that particular part of the anatomy.

Does anyone know where I can find it & similar lessons?

I'm organising Learning At Work Day for a team of trainers as well as the clients & I want fun, unusual sessions that will give maximum retention for very short sessions.

I'm also thinking of sessions such as learning 10 sign language signs, how to repair the 10 most common computer faults, etc.

ANY suggestions, no matter how crazy they may sound, would be gratefully received.
Kevin Moore

4 Responses

  1. For starters in Japanese!
    The count to 10 in Japanese can be found in a book called “Master it Faster” by Colin Rose ISBN 0-905553-62-4, IT CAN BE ORDERED DIRECT FROM HIS COMPANY ON 01296 631074, It’s an Aylesbury No. Lots of books available on fun at work etc, if you need some more info call me at Robinson Lloyd 01296 – 433107 or e-mail
    Hope this starts you on the right road



  2. Japanese and other things
    Kevin – I run similar exercises in my training courses, and I have another excellent example for remembering the planets in the solar system. Rather than me type it out, please call me on 01273 298356 if you would like it.
    Nicola Dawson, Oddball Training

  3. Response to Count to Ten in Japanese
    Fairly confident that this was covered at a workshop I attended at the IT Training Show. Unfortunately, I have no handout for this. I know it was carried out by Training Solutions. You may want to try the following for more info:

    Training Solutions
    020 7973 6401
    [email protected]

  4. Japanese Counting
    I have the exercise that you are looking. Although it is too long to type it all here I will give you the japanese numbers up to Ten. If you like more information please email me on [email protected] or telephone me on 01753 577439.

    The numbers are ichi, ni, san, shi, go, rocko, shichi, hachi, kyu, ju.

    Hope this helps.




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