Irene Dei studied Art, Music and Performing Arts at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Florence. After graduating, in 2005, she began her career as a professor of Italian at the Italian Cultural Institute of Dublin, Ireland, where she also taught at the University college of Dublin. She obtained a certification in teaching Italian as a foreign language at the University for Foreigners in Siena, then a master’s degree in the same domain at Ca' Foscari University in Venice.
She lives in Brussels since 2010 where she teaches Italian at the Italian Cultural Institute and at the Lycée français J. Monnet.
Among other experiences, she was Italian language coordinator for the Erasmus+ OLS project and she taught Italian in the European Institutions department.
Since 2012, she has collaborated with the publishing house Alma Edizioni as an editorial consultant, teacher trainer and author.
In 2017 she published the language course Nuovo Espresso 4 for students of level B2 of the CEFR.
In 2021, she obtained an MA in Linguistics from Ca' Foscari University in Venice, with a thesis on bilingualism and choices related to language education and cultural identity.