Hello, I’m Isabel and I have the great pleasure to teach English Literature in the Middle School at Benedetto XV. I am originally from England’s capital city, London where I still have many friends and family and I enjoy visiting often. My lifelong passion has been for learning languages, and it has taken me to study and live in various countries. I have a degree in Combined Honours Modern Languages in French and Italian specialising in Linguistics and Advanced Translation from the University of Exeter in the UK. As part of my degree studies, I was lucky enough to spend a year at Ca’Foscari University in Venice and then later in France. I am a qualified TEFL and TESOL educator (Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and for several years, alongside my work as a qualified translator of Italian/French into English, I have conducted private language lessons to students of middle/high school and adult age via distance learning. My journey as an educator has taken me to work in a variety of settings including a primary school in Devon as a teaching assistant and then later at a prestigious school for girls in Kensington, London where I worked as a teacher of French and Italian at the primary school. As a linguist my path has been multifaceted and for several years whilst I wasn’t teaching, I worked in the world of charity event management, before moving into a communications role and then later translating for the wine distribution industry. I have always been passionate about literature and language and strive to instil this enthusiasm in my students. My greatest wish is to inspire others to feel confident in speaking, reading and writing English and I enjoy working alongside them to help fulfil their goals. When I am not in school, I love to spend time with my young children, family and friends. I enjoy travelling to new places and to meet new people.