Rachel Whittaker is a lecturer in the English Department of the U. Autónoma Madrid. She is founder-member of the UAM-CLIL research group, and works in literacy in L2. Her publications include The Roles of Language in CLIL (CUP 2012), a book on language use and development in CLIL classes (author of chapters on written text , its structure and language, and writing development), Language and Literacy: Functional Approaches (Continuum 2006), Advances in Language and Education (Continuum 2007) (co-editor), La composicion como comunicación: una experiencia en las aulas de bachillerato (Ediciones UAM 2005) (co-author). She recently coordinated Spain’s team in the project: Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education (tel4ele.eu), and organized the conference: Literacy across the curricula in different languages and contexts (telcon2013).