Brief CV:  Neuza Costa has earned a Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, New York (2001), and a PhD in Communication, Culture and Arts from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Algarve (2016), where she has been an Assistant Professor since November 2016. She was certified as an IELTS Speaking Examiner by both the British Council and Cambridge University in 2014, and she is currently collaborating with the British Council Lisbon as an IELTS Speaking Examiner. Between 2001 and 2005 she taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in New York public schools.

Research Interests: Language acquisition, loss of mother tongue, bilingualism and multilingualism, interculturality, identity, the internationalization of higher education and the languages in higher education. She is currently a member of the Centre for Research in Arts and Communication (University of Algarve) and is carrying out research within the MIME Project (Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe).

Latest Publications:

Jorge Baptista, Neuza Costa, Joaquim Guerra, Marcos Zampieri, Maria Cabral, and Nuno Mamede, P-AWL: Academic Word List for Portuguese. In 9th International Conference on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language (Propor 2010), Springer, Vol. 6001, pp. 120-123, Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 2010.

Cabral, M. L., Costa, N. C., Nobre, A. M. (2016). The English language conquest of Portuguese academic writing: A study of faculty members’ language choices. English as an International Language Journal, 11 (2), pp. 77 – 107.

Additional Information: She was the Sub Director of the Department of Arts and Humanities from December 2016 to October 2017 at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences and the Sub Director of the Mobility Office between January 2017 and September 2017 at the same Faculty. She is currently the Director of the Mobility Office.