Intro to Japanese: Numbers

Lesson Title: Intro to Japanese: Numbers
Academic Standards:
Content Creator: Ms. Amelia Ijiri
Level: High School
Duration: 25-35 min
  /  Intro to Japanese: Numbers


  • Count to Japanese from 1 to 10.

  • Greet each other in Japanese.

  • Have knowledge of naturally spoken Japanese in context (Karate drills) and physically demonstrate poses.


In this lesson, students will continue to practice everyday Japanese greetings with an understanding of politeness levels, learn to count from 1-10, and apply their understanding of Japanese pronunciation in contextual settings.
In the second part of the lesson, students will try to mimic karate poses and count in Japanese from 1-8 with rhythm and movement.
The lesson will conclude with a virtual field trip to Japan.


  1. Meet and greet students.

  2. Review greetings.

  3. Practice bowing.

  4. Intro numbers via Google Slides.

  5. Watch Naruto video 1-10.

  6. Practice counting: group to individual.

  7. Introduce karate video.

  8. Explain shortened pronunciation.

  9. Practice with video.

  10. Take a virtual field trip to Japan.

Demonstratives & Media

Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos
3D objects

Suggested Ancillary Support 

Google Slides