Last chance for early bird registration and payment at IATEFL, 2016 is Thursday 14 January

Here is the information about the pre-conference event for the Research SIG:

The PCE is entitled ‘Conversations with a purpose: Reflecting on interviewing in EFL research’. It will take place on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 10.00-17.00 at the ICC in Birmingham.

Dr Steve Mann from the University of Warwick will lead an interactive day on the use of interviews in EFL research. During the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to raise and discuss your issues relating to the use of interviews in your data collection. Steve will assist participants in the development of an interview approach and set of questions, which we will then use for a live interview with Graham Hall about his experience of the EFL research field.

The day aims to give participants a stronger understanding of the use of interviews in the EFL context and hands-on experience of different interview approaches, which a researcher might take. It will also demonstrate the value of reflective practice and reflexivity in the analysis and representation of data.

Lunch and drinks are included in the registration fee for this event. Further details are available here: and to register please go to