Power Moby Dick

Power Moby Dick

Power Moby Dick is an online annotated version of Herman Melville’s classic (in Japanese, the title is The White Whale (白鯨). It’s standard reading for many English-speaking high school and university students, but it’s a long and challenging read. This might help non-native speakers of English to tackle it, too. Maybe you could try one…

NuSkool

NuSkool

The NuSkool website is a learning platform that provides background information (reading and videos) and lesson plans built around “teachable moments” in popular culture. You can only view part of the lesson plan without signing up (which is not free), but I think for students, the background information is enough to pique your curiosity and…

bab.la games

Bab.la games

Test your language skills on bab.la games site. They have a matching quiz, hangman, and a memorizing/matching game. The fourth choice (German youth word of the year in this screenshot) changes every time you refresh the games page. You can play the games in many different languages, in three different levels of difficulty. I tried…

No Fear Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare

Spring break has begun for most students. After you catch up on your sleep, maybe it’s time to tackle a new learning challenge? How about finally trying to read some Shakespeare in English? Reading Shakespeare in the original is a daunting but worthwhile challenge. But you may need some help deciphering the language. “No Fear…