1. http://www.nciku.com/ (a website worth recommending to students. visually pleasant, daily authentic snippets of conversation, stroke order animation and dictionary).
2. http://www.chinese-tools.com (a website very useful for teachers and students alike; pinyin editor, online typing, daily short phrases, dictionary, simplified-traditional conversion).
3. http://www.jukuu.com (a website to search for words in context. Students will find it very useful for contextualized word learning).