Hi! I’m Benedetta. In 2018 I co-founded Mangiaparole realizing my dream. After gaining experience in the education field, I wanted to build my own innovative and stimulating reality. Together with Anita Lorenzotti, Teacher and School Coordinator,  we founded the school and created the Italian course for the IDL – Italian Driver’s License.

I graduated in Literature and Philosophy with honors at the Sapienza University of Rome. I trained as a psycho-pedagogical social consultant and for over 20 years I have been teaching Italian as a second language. I worked as a L2 Italian teacher in several elementary public schools in the suburbs of Rome. I specialized in teaching Italian as a second language for adults at the Torre di Babele – Language Study Link school, where I worked both as an Italian teacher and a training tutor. I am a certified CELI (Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language) teacher from the University for Foreigners of Perugia.

In 2008 I obtained the II level Certificate of Competence in Teaching Italian to Foreigners (DITALS) from the University for Foreigners of Siena. I have extensive experience teaching Italian to employees working for businesses, international organizations (FAO and IFAD), Embassies. I also worked as a tutor at the University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi in Rome. In 2018 I was in charge of coordinating and teaching L2 courses at the Extraordinary Reception Center of Ciampino.

In my free time I volunteer at la Ronda della Solidarietà ODV – a Roman non profit organization – helping the homeless and carrying out secretarial activities in the Board of Directors.

My favorite Italian dish is: spaghetti al pomodoro.

Hobbies: I play tennis and I love listening to podcasts.