Language and Professional Development

Abdullah Bakkar

Research Associate

Phone: 49 (0) 221-470 4228

Abdullah Bakkar has been a research associate at the Mercator Institute since February 2023 and a member of the management board of the ZMI – Zentrum für Mehrsprachigkeit und Integration (Center for Multilingualism and Integration). In 2006 he completed his bachelor's degree in English language and literature at Alfurat University and in 2010 his master's degree in linguistics at Aleppo University. Until 2015 he worked at various schools and universities in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Since 2016 he has been leading various seminars in the field of intercultural educational research at the University of Cologne. At the same time, he has worked as a teacher in the school sector. From 2018 to 2021 he also participated in the ERASMUS+ university partnership R/EQUAL - Requalification of (Recently) Immegrated Refugee Teachers in Europe.


R1.17 (Modulbau, Herbert-Lewin-Str. 10, 50931 Köln)


Research topics:

Multilingualism, Professionalisation of internationally educated teachers


Introduction into Arabic as a Spoken Language I (regularly since WS 2016)
Introduction into Arabic as a Spoken Language II (regularly since summer semester 2016)
School in Germany: Basic seminar (regularly since WS 2018)
School in Germany: Advanced seminar II (regularly since summer semester 2016)


Frantik, P./Terhart, H./Kansteiner, K./Krieg, S./Bakkar, A./Dam, E./Heideker, H.;/Obermayr, T./Proyer, M./Käck, A./Mickwitz, L./Bengtsson, A./Linné, T./Malm, S./Bodström, H. (2021): IO5 - Evaluation Report of the Participatory Approach in R/EQUAL and the Partner Programmes: Open-access, in English.

Terhart, H./Frantik, P./Bakkar, A./Krieg, S./Proyer, M./Kieffer, N./Pellech, C./Obermayr, T./ Stanišić, J./Shahoud, S./Tahlawi, D./Alloush, Z./Touro, Z./Malm, S./Linné, T./Bodström, H./Arshinak, M./Salman, S./Kansteiner, K./Klepser, R./Dam, E. (2020): IO3 - Method Toolbox “Heterogeneity in Schools and Higher Education in Europe”: Teaching and Learning Methods for Programmes for (Recently) Immigrated and Refugee Teachers in Higher Education: Open-access, in English, Swedish and German.

Bodström, H./Käck, A./Linné, T./Malm, S./Obeid, K./Arshinak, M./Terhart, H./Frantik, P./Krieg, S./Bakkar, A./Proyer, M./Kieffer/N., Pellech, C./Obermayr, T./Stanišić, J./Shahoud, S./Tahlawi, D./Dershewi, Y./Atay, A./Buchung, L./Alloush, Z./Touro, S./Kansteiner, K./Dam, E./Klepser, R. (2020): IO2 - Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts in Programmes for Internationally Trained Teachers in Europe: Open-access, in English, Swedish and German.

Proyer, M./Pellech, C./Kremsner, G./Atay, A./Alloush, Z./Dershewi, Y./Shahoud, S./Tahlawi, D./Deiß, H./Kieffer, N./Stanišić, J./Terhart, H./Frantik, P./Krieg, S./Elshof, A./Bakkar, A./Kansteiner, K./Klepsner, R./Dam, E./Malm, S./Bodström, H./Obeid, K. (2019): IO1 – Transnational Framework. Comparative Analysis of the Administrative Frameworks on the (Re-)Qualification of Internationally Trained Teachers in Austria, Germany, and Sweden: Open-access, in English.