James Costa

James Costa

 

Surname

First name

Address for correspondence

Nationality

 

Costa

James

E-mail

British / French

   
Affiliation with educational networks/associations

Centre Regionau d’Estudis Occitans de Provença – member of the Conseil d’Administration

 
Work information
 
Occupation or position currently held

Researcher at the Institut National de Recherches Pédagogiques

Main activities and responsibilities

Research and responsibility for the minority languages project for the Institute

Name of employer

Institut National de Recherches Pédagogiques

Country of employment

France

 
Education and training

June 2002
Title of qualification awarded
Certificat d’aptitude au professorat de l’enseignement du second degré (CAPES - Teaching Qualification for Secondary Education) in Occitan and English.
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
Occitan language and history, English and American language and civilisation.
Translation skills, teaching methodology and practice.
Level in national or international classification
This certificat can be obtained after a Bachelor’s Degree.
 
September 2000 to July 2002
Title of qualification awarded
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Celtic studies.
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
Welsh and Breton Oral Literatures
Université de Provence / Aix-Marseille 1, 29 av. R. Schumann, 13621 Aix en Provence cedex, France
Level in national or international classification
4 years after the Baccalaureate, equivalent to an MA
 
September 1997 to June 1999
 
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
Celtic studies, Welsh, Irish and Breton languages, Welsh history, linguistics University of Wales Aberystwyth, Stryd y Brenin, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AX, Wales
 
Relevant qualifications or training
Université de Haute-Bretagne Rennes 2, Place du Recteur H. Le Moal, 35043 Rennes Cedex, France
Level in national or international classification
5 years after the Baccalaureate, equivalent to an MPhil

September 1999 to June 2000 (distance learning)
Title of qualification awarded
Maîtrise (MA) in English language and literature.
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
English language linguistics, English and American literatures and civilisations
Languages of communication
 
   
Mother tongues

English, French

Other languages of communication
Catalan, Occitan, Welsh, Breton, German, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Spanish, Italian
   
Project experience:
     
Expertise in the topic of the proposed project
 
   
Practice in the field
 
Welsh teacher from 2000 to 2002 in Brittany with Breton speaking pupils.
Occitan teacher from 2003 to 2006 in Provence
Field research at the INRP since 2006
Other relevant experience

PhD student in Sociolinguistics at the University of Grenoble since September 2007
 

 Publications
COSTA J. (2006) Òsca (méthode d’occitan pour débutants). Paris : Ellipses.
COSTA J. (2008)« Quel avenir pour la langue bretonne? Motivation et usages du breton chez des élèves de classes bilingues en milieu urbain ». Colloque Arc Atlantique, Université de Haute-Bretagne, Septembre 2007. Article à paraître.
CORTIER, C., COSTA J. (2007) « Une école transfrontalière au cœur du pays catalan, étude de cas ». Colloque Frontières, langues et éducation, Université de Metz, Juillet 2007. Article à paraître.
CORTIER, C., COSTA J. (2007) « Contacts de langues en milieu scolaire et développement du plurilinguisme » 5e Colloque du réseau français de sociolinguistique, Amiens, Juin 2007. Article à paraître
COSTA J. CORTIER, C., (2007)“Integration of immigrant Children in bilingual schools in Corsica, Occitania and Northern Catalonia”, proceedings of tye International Conference on Minority Languages XI, Budapest, 3-4 juillet 2007. To be published.
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