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Trainer, Entrepreneur, & Consultant 

Michaela Bekaan

Position
  • Since 2017: Managing Director & Trainer of Zubaan Professional Language Training & Services (Pakistan)
  • Since 2019: Author of textbooks for Urdu as a foreign language 
  • Since 2023: Consultant for curriculum development for regional languages, Habib University (Pakistan)
  • Since October 2020: Intercultural trainer with KnowledgeWorkx (Dubai)
  • Since 2015: Freelance trainer for intercultural topics, foreign language acquisition, teacher training, interpreter/translator (Urdu/German/English)
Main topics
  • Intercultural Competence/ Intercultural Intelligence, Intercultural Communication
  • Country-specific Training for Pakistan, South Asia, and Islamic Countries
  • Preparation and Follow-up for Assignments Abroad, Resilience Abroad, Dealing with Culture Shock/Stress
  • Third Culture Kids, Multilingualism, Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Consulting for Start-ups Abroad
Trainer and Consultant Qualification
  • 2020 Certificate as an Inter-Cultural Intelligence Trainer KnowledgeWorkx (Dubai)
  • 2014 M.A. in Intercultural Studies & Teaching English as a Foreign Language (USA)
  • 2012 Certificate Culturally Engaged Development and Relief Training, Partner Aid International
  • 2009 B.A. in Intercultural Studies & Teaching English as a Foreign language (USA)
  • 2006 Training of Trainers Community Development Education, Partner Aid International & Community Development Consultants (California, USA)
  • Intercultural experience in over 35 different countries including Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania, Caribbean, Balkans, North Africa, and the USA 

Professional Development
  • Doctoral studies in linguistics, specializing in multilingualism and education, Air University (Pakistan)
  • Founded Zubaan Professional Language Training & Services (Pakistan)
  • Pedagogical Director, KERN Training (Hamburg)
  • Foreign language teacher (English/German) and Deputy Sales Manager (Berlitz, Pakistan)
  • Project Coordination and Project Development Manager PartnerAid International (Pakistan)
  • Project coordination of aid projects in the Caribbean, North Africa, and the Balkans, Good Books for All e.V. 
  • Assistance in aid projects in the Caribbean, West/North Africa, and Eastern & Western Europe, Good Books for All e.V.

Training Languages
German, English, and Urdu
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Book tips

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Virtual Negotiation. An Optimal Approach to Online Negotiations
Better Negotiating. The Training Book
Flexibel verhandeln. Die vier Fälle der NEGO-Strategie (German version)
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