Ana Llinares is Associate Professor in the English department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She teaches second language acquisition and content and language integrated learning (CLIL), both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She coordinates the UAM-CLIL research group ( and has published widely on content and language integrated learning at primary and secondary school levels, mainly applying systemic functional linguistic models. She has co-authored the book The Roles of Language in CLIL, published by Cambridge University Press, and has recently co-edited the volume Applied Linguistics Perspectives on CLIL, published by John Benjamins.