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Catedrática de Lingüística Aplicada al Inglés-Especialista en Educación Bilingüe, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Ana Llinares García has a degree in English Philology (1991) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a degree in Spanish Philology (1996) from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Open University) and a Ph.D in English Philology (2002) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She has been a lecturer in the English Department at the UAM since 1997, moving from full-time temporary lectureships (asociada) (1997-2005), to a stable contract for Ph. D. holders (contratada doctora) (2005-2010). She held a tenured lectureship (titular de universidad) between 2010 and 2022. She became full professor (catedrática) in October 2022. At present she is Head of the English Department at UAM and has previously been Coordinator of the DoctoralProgram in Philosophy and Language Sciences, and Coordinator for English of the Secondary School Teacher Education Master (MESOB) in the UAM. She has a positive evaluation for her lecturing for five consecutive five-year periods (quinquenios), and three recognized six-year research periods (sexenios). Her teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels focuses on Language Acquisition, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Pragmatics and Classroom Discourse Analysis, in English. She has supervised numerous master theses and ten doctoral theses (seven in the last 10 years). Ana Llinares is the principal investigator of the UAM-CLIL research group (, she has been leader of three competitive research projects funded by the Madrid Regional Government and the UAM (09/SHD/017105, CCG06-UAM/HUM-0544, CCG07-UAM/HUM-1790), followed by four national government-funded projects by MICINN/MINECO(FFI-2010-20790, FFI2014-55590-R, RTI2018-094961-B-I00, PID2022-140718OB-I00). She has also participated in European projects, three of which stand out for their impact on the field and the establishment of lasting research collaboration. These are: ‘CLIL across Contexts: A scaffolding framework for CLIL teacher education’, led by Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauley (University of Luxembourg), “ConCLIL”, whose PI was Tarja Nikula (University of Jyväskylä) and the COST Action "CLIL Network for Languages in Education: Towards bi- and multilingual disciplinary literacies (CLILNetLE)", which started in 2022, and where she has been appointed vice chair. She is co-coordinador of the AILA CLIL Research Network, which has focused its aims for the next four years on the organization of seminars, lectures and conferences on the integration of content and language in CLIL and the effect of bilingual education on students with different socio-economic profiles. In the last few years she has been invited as plenary speaker in conferences and seminars in Italy, (U. Salerno) Japan (U. Sophia y Waseda, Tokyo), Taiwan (NCKU, Tainan), UK (Aston U., Birmingham), among others. Among her publications are numerous articles in high-impact journals such as Language Teaching Research, Intercultural Pragmatics, Journal of Pragmatics, ELT Journal, Language Culture and Curriculum, etc… and book chapters for prestigious publishers including Multilingual Matters, John Benjamins and Mouton de Gruyter, etc.. Important among her publications are the co-authored book: The Roles of Language in CLIL (Cambridge University Press 2012), with 713 citations (Google scholar, 09.11.23), and the book Applied Linguistics Perspectives on CLIL (Benjamins 2017), co-edited with Tom Morton, awarded the 2018 AESLA prize for senior researchers. Since September 2023 she is general co-editor of the Journal of Immersion and Content-based Language Education (John Benjamins).


  • –present
    Catedrática de Lingüística Aplicada al Inglés-especialista en Educación Bilingüe , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


  • 2002 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Doctorado en Filología Inglesa