Michael Budzenski (PhD Candidate)
Thesis title: English Language Opportunities and Challenges in Online English Medium (EM) Classrooms in Higher Education: A multiple case study
Year of study: 4
- Moray House School of Education and Sport
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Moray House School of Education and Sport, IETL
- University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Campus
- Post code
- EH8 8AQ
Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and carrying out his doctoral research on EMI in online education contexts. An experienced and professional educator with a strong rapport among colleagues and students, he looks to continue his professional development as a lecturer and researcher under experienced professionals in outstanding academic and research settings. He is interested in joining collaborative research projects investigating EMI provision and pedagogy in higher education settings to foster effective and meaningful EMI learning environments beneficial to higher education institutions (HEIs), teachers, and learners. He has recently tutored on the Second Language Teaching Curriculum and Research Methods courses at Moray House.
MSc, University of Edinburgh
BA, Michigan State University
Responsibilities & affiliations
Assistant project lead for the Education, Languages, and Internationalisation Network (ELINET).
MSc supervision in the Institute of Language Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport
Workshop tutor for Second Language Teaching Curriculum
Areas of interest for supervision
Currently supervising Master's programme students only.
English medium instruction
Past research interestsGlobal Englishes
Affiliated research centres
English Medium Instruction: Digital innovation for teacher training and developing Best Practice
This project aims to develop tailor-made teacher professional development (TPD) resources to support English Medium Instruction (EMI) practitioners (both EMI content lecturers and English teachers) in Indonesian universities, targeting especially vocational universities with emerging EMI needs. The project responds to growth in EMI as part of the internationalisation of higher education agenda in Indonesia. It builds on our research highlighting challenges to successful and sustainable EMI policy implementation, particularly student support and teacher training for both content and ELT practitioners (Galloway et al, 2017; Galloway & Sahan, 2021; Galloway & Ruegg, forthcoming).
Current project grants
The British Council UK - ID English TPD project is funded by their Digital Innovation Grant.
First Annual ELINET Conference