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Pilar Gerns is a doctoral student at the Universidad de Navarra, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Breeze. As a researcher in the School of Education, she has some teaching assignments in the Department of Research Learning and Curriculum in Education. She has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Navarra and one in English Studies from the UNED, as well as a Masters in Teaching Social Science and Foreign Languages in Secondary School from the Universidad de Santiago. Her current research is focused on the literacy development of secondary students in a natural science CLIL context. Therefore, she has conducted two field studies and two short research stays at the University of Vienna with Prof. Dalton-Puffer and researcher Bauer-Marschallinger, to empirically analyze the effects of working with cognitive discourse function on students’ literacy development.