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Phone: 208 855-4250 ext. 2112


Degrees and Certifications:

AA Japan Studies BYU BS Psychology BYU BA English University of Utah MEd Educational Leadership University of Idaho

Mr. Dale Garrard

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Welcome to Japanese Studies in the West Ada School District.  Classes are delivered both in person and via the IEN network to district locations.

My name is Dale Garrard.  I've been teaching Japanese at Centennial High School since 1996, but I am also endorsed by the great state of Idaho to teach English and Psychology, and to work as a 6-12 administrator.  

Oh- extra credit for finding this obvious easter egg.  All you have to do is watch Risa's video, and hand in a paper telling me which shows you like the best from her description and why.  Click here for Risa's video.  

However, you lose the points if you tell anybody about this.

Request a Quarter 2 Parent/Teacher Conference here.

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    Here's a nice summer study site sent in by Hailey:

    Link is here.

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  • Miyazaki on NHK


    Here's something fun to watch if you're an anime geek,  yet culturally educational enough for you to claim you're studying if you need to.

    Click here to check out these Miazaki shows on NHK World-Japan.  First up is Ponyo (pronounced PONE-YO, not pawn-yo).

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  • I've added a page with online Japanese study sites.

    Click here to go to it.

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  • Tips on REALLY learning Japanese:  The Basics

    Instead of taking my class, you could have just watched this video.

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  • Fool, Money, Pot video

    Click here for the exciting film dramitazation of あわてものとつぼう・かねもちとへび.


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  • The Odaiba Chronicles


    The Odaiba Chronicles are here.

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  • Alex's Chicken Video

    Alex's amazing Chicken Video is here.


    Alex's chicken

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    Adventures in Harajuku

    Click on the words Adventures in Harajuku! for the action-packed video!

    Adventures in Harajuku

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  • University in Japan?


    Interested in going to university in Japan?  Here's a guide. 



    Also, this website is worth a look. It's angle is that it's now cheaper to get a Bachelors Degree in Japan than it is in the States, even promising you can do it without student loans, for about $5K a year. If an international education is something you might consider, look this over with your parents.  I don't have any experience with it so I can't vouch for anything, but it was passed on to me from our career counseling center here at CHS.

    Click here.


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  • Japanese Skill Practice!!!

    Click here for a great website for practicing sincere 日本語.

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