As part of its efforts to promote continued professional development,Tapas will host regular webinars.

As a Tapas subscriber, you will have free access to these interactive presentations designed to help you improve your teaching. 

Why Explicit Knowledge
Can’t Become Implicit Knowledge

Bill VanPatten

Do you ever teach something, a rule or a list of items, only to find that your classroom learners still “make errors”? If so, you will want to watch this lively discussion of why explicit knowledge (and practice) can’t become implicit knowledge—the kind of knowledge needed for eventual communicative ability at higher levels. This webinar consists of an initial presentation plus additional discussion and questions afterward.

Bill VanPatten is an international scholar of second-language research and an award-winning teacher and mentor.