Mustafa Akincioglu

Mustafa Akincioglu is a Research Assistant at the EMI Centre for Research, and a member of the Applied Linguistics Research Group.

Mustafa has been working at the Department of Education’s EMI Centre for Research in the capacity of a Research Assistant since 2014. Mustafa has been involved in three research projects namely Student’s Voice, A Collaborative Planning Project, and most recently, EMI Teachers Attitude towards Certification of Their Professional Role. Along his Research Assistant role, Mustafa has also been involved in the design and delivery of EMI Courses delivered at the Department of Education.

Prior to his current role at EMI Centre for Research, Mustafa has undertaken various teaching, training and managerial roles and responsibilities since 1999 on his graduation from Cukurova University, Turkey, with a B.Ed. in ELT degree. As an English teacher, Mustafa was involved in European Union Educational Projects particularly Language Development and School Improvement projects as well as undertaking COMMENIUS Coordinator role at Erciyes University International Office, Turkey, during various periods until 2007.

Mustafa was contracted by ADEC/MoE of the UAE in the PPP Educational Change Project in Abu Dhabi in the capacities of English Advisor, ESOL Advisor, and Lead Advisor between 2007-2010. Upon completion of his PRINCE2 Project Management Certification Training, and gaining his Cambridge University DELTA Diploma, Mustafa was contracted by Malaysian MoE to undertake the role of Lead Teacher Trainer in another PPP Educational Change Project in 2011.

After completing an MLitt. ELT (with Distinction in the Dissertation) at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2012, Mustafa has begun working towards a PhD degree in Linguistics at the University of Lancaster. During this recent period, he has also been working as a freelance TEFL Teacher Trainer for i-To-i TEFL, UK, and as an EAP Tutor at the University of Glasgow.

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Research Interests

Mustafa’s research interests include English Medium Instruction (EMI), Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Text Analysis, Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE), Learner Autonomy and Learner Motivation within EAP Contexts, EAP Program Development, EAP Program and Academic Subject Department Collaboration Development.


  • Dearden & Akincioglu (December 2015) EMI at Tertiary level: A report for OUP
  • Macaro, Dearden and Akincioglu (2016), EMI in universities: A collaborative experiment in Turkey, Journal of Studies in ELT, Volume 4, No 1
  • Ernesto Macaro & Mustafa Akincioglu (2017): Turkish university students’ perceptions about English Medium Instruction: exploring year group, gender and university type as variables, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2017.1367398


  • Department staff


  • Research Assistant EMI Oxford Research Centre

Subject area

  • EMI Course (EMI Oxford Research Centre)

Research groups

  • Applied Linguistics