Resources: Rikai

Rikai can be used to help students read Japanese web content. It lets the user scroll over words that are written in kanji and learn how to read them and what the meaning might be. This is especially good for intermediate learners who are not quite ready to read on their own without assistance. Link:

Resource: Kanji Learner’s Dictionary

This dictionary can be used by Japanese learners of any level to look up kanji characters. The dictionary offers a special system for looking up characters that can be used by novices. It can be paired with the Kanji Proficiency Test materials to allow students to learn characters independently or with the assistance of a

Resource: Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC

Dictionaries are an important tool when learning any language, but Japanese dictionaries can be extremely difficult for novices to use. Jim Breen has creating a number of dictionaries that are particularly useful to non-native learners of Japanese. They allow access to words through romaji (important when learners don’t have a way to type in kana)