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.


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.


Beatrice Huma

Guida Turistica & Insegnante

Italian – Romanian

Romanian mother tongue, Licensed Tour Guide of the city of Florence in Italian, English and Romanian and Graduate student in foreign languages and literature at the University of Florence.
With 6 years of experience ad a tour guide I’m responsible for tours related to the knowledge of the florentine artistic and cultural heritage for IELO.
Excellent communication skills, passion and attention to the details are the basis of a successful journey through history and art of this magnificent city: Florence.


Roberta Pusti

Spanish Teacher and Travel Courier

Spanish Teacher at public school. Graduated in Modern Languages and Cultures. Able to teach students with special needs. Second level master’s degree in Spanish language with 9 years of teaching experience, both Spanish-speaking for Italian students and Italian language for foreign students.
Such role was also developed in foreign countries, besides having experience in programs of cultural sciences and internship. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and public relations.

Francesca Fantini

Tutor and New Business Developer


Graduated in Restoration Services in Florence. Experience in the touristic sector. Check – in and check out management.
Currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, being able to achieve a C2 level in Portuguese language. Responsible for tutoring Brazilian in Italian language and the development of new business and partnerships in Brazil.
Passionate about team-work. Strong communication and organizational skills and accountable.

Elena Gengaroli

Italian teacher L2 e LS and Brazilian Portuguese Brasileiro

Italian – Portuguese

Master Degree in Portuguese and Spanish with II level DITALS Certification (Teaching Italian to foreigners). With over 10 years of experience teaching Italian as a second or foreign language in various schools and language centers with different types of learners of various nationalities. Researcher in the field of Brazilian culture, teaching Portuguese in Italy to adults and children. Professional experience in the fields of mediation, cooperation, in-company teaching and career building. Creative, versatile and charismatic teacher. Lessons are developed according to the needs and personality of the students.

Giacomo A. Vieri

Italian and English teacher and Social Media Manager

Italian – English

Graduated in Sociology at Pisa University. Long – term living and working experience in London.
Tefl certificate, 3 years of teaching experience, translation and copy-editor.
Journalist, he collaborates with various local and national newspapers and radio.
Punctuality, attentive and a keen orientation to social subjects. Giacomo has developed in – company English courses, helping many professionals to improve their public speaking level.

Lilian del Gaudio

English and Portuguese teacher

English – Portuguese

Graduate Degree in Tourism and Post-graduate Degree in Leisure. LTCL Diploma Tesol and CELTA Certificate, both qualifications enabling teaching English to speakers of other languages. Over 10 years of experience teaching English to a variety of levels and ages, as well as in different countries. PGCE Degree in Primary Education with experience teaching online using a diversity of platforms. IELTS Certificate. CAE Certificate.
Great understanding of the needs of her students and excellent knowledge when delivering effective lessons which target students’ improvements and are also pleasant and personalised!
Experience also in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, having worked in an airline company in Brazil and currently directing her own Tourism Agency and Accommodation services in Slovakia.

Ayşe Merve Süt

English Teacher and Responsible for Innovative Project

I am a passionate English teacher following the current trends in language teaching and education. As I completed the BA program in 2016, I have started my MA in English Language Teaching as well. I have been teaching English for six years. I have had experience working in primary schools, middle schools, and high schools throughout my career. Furthermore, I continued improving my skills through attending conferences, workshops, and educational activities. I am also interested in different cultures, cinema, art, and literature; therefore, I like utilizing movies and authentic pieces in my classes. In addition, I am into educational technologies, hence I get benefit from various applications and software programs in my classes.