Maria Ellison is Assistant Professor of didactics of languages at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto (FLUP) where she teaches about CLIL on Master’s degrees in teaching languages and doctoral programmes, as well as in service teacher development courses. She is director of the Master’s in Teaching English in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education at FLUP. Her PhD thesis focused on CLIL as a Catalyst for developing Reflective Practices in Foreign Language Teacher Education. She has coordinated CLIL projects across educational levels in Portugal. She is convener of the Working CLIL Research Stran d of CETAPS.