About Us

Our Story

Zubaan Training was founded in 2017 by Michaela Bekaan (Germany), an experienced foreign language teacher and intercultural trainer. Since 2017, Zubaan has provided resources for learning Urdu, Intercultural Training, and Translation Services. There is no other service like Zubaan when it comes to learning Urdu.

Zubaan began as a single branch in Karachi. Since then, staff and services have grown. In 2020, we opened a branch in Islamabad and in 2022 a third branch in Lahore. We have taught other languages (English & German) in the past, but our focus is on Urdu. In total, we have taught over 450 students from 65 different countries.

Due to a lack of quality Urdu resources for foreigners, Zubaan began publishing our own resources. In the year 2021, we placed greater priority on our publishing work and intercultural training. In June 2021, we published our first Urdu curriculum Qadam A1.1 (both print & online) and more Urdu books have been published since then.

In 2024, Andrew Battiato (US) – a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father of 3, a teacher, and manager – took ownership of Zubaan and has continued to help Zubaan be a place of excellence for its students and staff.

Zubaan Training is an international hub for language learning and cross-cultural encounters.  It is uniquely anchored in Pakistan, and equipped to teach people from all around the world. We are committed on creating quality products and services for expats in Pakistan and beyond

“I founded Zubaan Training because I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential. It is my goal to create a place of learning and growth for people from various cultural and language backgrounds. “
Michaela Bekaan
Founder of Zubaan