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 my colleague, Anita Lorenzotti, Teacher and School Director,  we founded this 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) and 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 local non profit organization that helps homeless get off the streets and serves meals all year around in the capital. In addition, I carry out secretarial activities in the Board of Directors. 

My favorite Italian dish is: spaghetti al pomodoro (spaghetti with tomato sauce)!

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