Michael Budzenski (PhD Candidate)

Thesis title: English Language Opportunities and Challenges in Online English Medium (EM) Classrooms in Higher Education: A multiple case study


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).

Postgraduate teaching

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.


Research summary

English medium instruction

Past research interests

Global Englishes

Affiliated research centres

Project activity

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.

Conference details





First Annual ELINET Conference