Research Resources

  • LAS Links® is based on the idea that students acquire a second language when they have multiple opportunities to process meaning with other students, their teachers, and other adults in the school and elsewhere.
  • Students process information best when the information is systematically introduced, engaging, and accompanied by opportunities to practice their new skills and knowledge.
  • Students vary in how they learn language: for example, some rely on visual clues, others use advanced study skills, and most rely on a positive attitude nurtured by their teachers and peers.
  • The tasks and item types in LAS Links are designed to be engaging and to take into account these student learning differences.