Francesca Ferrari has always had a passion for languages, for the written and spoken word. She fell in love with music and singing, Greek and Latin Philosophy in the classical lyceum. In 2000 Ms. Ferrari obtained an M.A. in Political Science – Political and Historical Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome – with a thesis on “The British press and racism”. Subsequently she went abroad to study Spanish in Salamanca and decided to become a language teacher. After working in the Italian Refugee Council press office, Ms. Ferrari studied at DILIT International House to receive a Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language diploma.
Since 2001 Ms. Ferrari has been teaching Italian at the University Luiss Guido Carli, the Roma Tre University, the Australian Embassy, the Pontifical North American College. She has been teaching asylum seekers, refugees and foreign high school students as a member of the Italian Language Department in Upter University in Rome. Ms. Ferrari has also taught the CILS preparation courses, administered CILS exams and mentored the teacher training program. In 2003 she joined the NGO Leaozinho as a volunteer Italian teacher to Brazilian high school students in a poor area near Natal, Brazil.
Since 2010 Ms. Ferrari is teaching first year students of the Eastern Church Studies and Eastern Canon Law of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and since 2013 she is instructing personnel at the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See. In 2015 Ms. Ferrari joined the Italian Department at St. Stephen’s International School.