Monica Ammendola works as an Italian teacher in Graz since 2017. She studied foreign languages in Trieste, where she focused her studies in Spanish and German linguistics. She then moved to Padua to complete her Master’s Degree in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation under Carmen Castillo Peña, publishing a thesis on the translation of Spanish appreciative morphemes. After university, she lived and worked in Málaga, Spain, and finally moved to Graz. During the past two years she teaches Italian as a native speaker in a number of schools in Graz, Leoben, Leibnitz, and Bruck an der Mur. Aside from Italian and Spanish, she is a fluent speaker of German and English.