What is IELO?

We are an Italian language consulting company based in Florence and we teach English, Italian, Portuguese and German through a structured, personalized and interactive methodology. This method considers that a language is better learned when it is applied to the objectives, necessities and preferences of each student.

IELO staff

Roberta Begliomini

Language Confidence Consultant & founder

English – Portuguese

Master in European Studies. Graduation in International Relations. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified. Teaching English for the last 7 years for students from different nationalities and backgrounds. Having strong marketing, business and project management knowledge with over 14 years experience in the corporate sector. Able to develop individualized plans according to the necessities and skills of each student. Excellent communication and presentation skills, being able to explain difficult tasks to Italian, Spanish and Portuguese native speakers.

Francesca Fattorini

Chief Translator and English – Italian Teacher

English – Italian

IELO Chief Translator with a Degree in Translation at SSML Carlo Bo Language Institute in Florence which is the most important language institute in Italy. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified. Working as an Italian-English-French translator for the last 9 years, having wide experience in the jewelry, food business, luxury real estate
and architecture sector. Ability to deal with different stakeholders. Capable either of working independently or in groups. Excellent communication skills, attentive to details and committed to deadlines.

Peter Grader

German mother tongue teacher


German mother tongue teacher, with a graduation in philosophy and musicology, living and working in Italy for almost 20 years. With 30 years experience in teaching, translation and interpreting services since his arrival in Italy. Goethe Institut examiner for all levels German language certificates. Responsible for translation (German – Italian), interpreting services (German – Italian) and German lessons mainly in Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Lucca. Excellent communication and presentation skills, especially when it comes to Italian and English mother tongue students.


Benedetta Pasquini

Public Relations manager and Teacher

Degree in Pharmacy, PhD in Chemistry and Drug Technology, Research Fellow (University of Florence). Post doc in in Analytical Chemistry focusing on the Pharmaceutical and Analytical field. Collaboration with Italian and foreign universities. Experience in the coordination of a local newspaper and several charity projects as an organizational manager. Along with these various activities, the professional has developed important editorial works with a constant reflection on personal growth, figurative arts and photography.
The scope of all her study activities and socialization is based on the topic of Human Health education by focusing on the Person as a unique entity between mind and body.