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					                                                                              Nishu Varma
                      6 CREST WOOD, MALIBU TOWNE, SOHNA ROAD, GURGAON – 122001, HARYANA
         TEL: +91 9873123885   EMAIL: nishuvarma@gmail.com       SKYPE ID: nishuvarma   PAN No.: AEIPV7613L

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Languages
Highly proficient in: Hindi (mother tongue), Italian and English.
Main Focus
 Soft skill workshop leader – the skills dealt with are :- communication, cross-
  cultural mediation and training, language skills (correct pronunciation, diction and
  accent in English, Italian and Hindi), coping with change and stress, interpersonal
  skills, corporate and dining etiquette.
 Curriculum Development Consultant Educational Consultancies.
 Over 15years as translator for and from the Italian language in Italy and India.
 Over 10 years as Italian language teacher in Italy and India.
 Knowledge of Italian and English is equal to native speakers.
 MS Office, Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop, Internet.
Relevant Work Experience:
Conducted Workshops
May 2010     Workshop facilitator on “EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION for
             BENNETON – Gurgaon.
January      Italian Language facilitator for BENNETON – Gurgaon.
2010 to date
March 2008 Workshop         facilitator    for   COMMUNICATION           SKILLS,
to date      CORPORATE and DINING ETIQUETTE for SOFTSPAN INDIA
             Private Limited – New Delhi
2008 to date Workshop leader for Hindi language workshops for Italian expats
             (and other) in Gurgaon and New Delhi.
2006 to date Workshop leader Italian language/Cross cultural mediation
             workshops with the personnel of various Italian multinationals.
1996 - 2004  Lecturer and Workshop leader and Italian language/Cross cultural
             mediation and training workshops with various institutes in Italy.
             The aim of these workshops was to teach and inculcate an
             awareness of the Italian language and culture in the immigrant
             population from the Indian sub-continent.
1996 - 2004  Lecturer and Workshop leader Hindi language workshops with
             various institutes in Italy - to teach Hindi to Italians desirous of
             learning the language.
Education
1976-1979       B.A. (Hons.) in English literature from the Delhi University, Delhi, India
                with special emphasis in writing skills. Minored in Philosophy and
                Hindi literature.
1979-1980       Diploma in Journalism from the Institute of Management and Public
                Relations, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. The course covered
                all aspects of journalism: writing articles and features, reporting,
                editing and page layout of magazines, newspapers and newsletters
                and included instructions in typography and printing.




                               Non solo verbatim et literatim!
                                                                             Nishu Varma
                     6 CREST WOOD, MALIBU TOWNE, SOHNA ROAD, GURGAON – 122001, HARYANA
        TEL: +91 9873123885   EMAIL: nishuvarma@gmail.com       SKYPE ID: nishuvarma   PAN No.: AEIPV7613L

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Specific Training
2004: TEFL Training Certificate Course, Leeds, UK. Various aspects of teaching
English as a foreign (or second) language were extensively covered.
2004: Certificate course on the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment - Instrumental
Enrichment and Learning Potential Assessment. The method emphasises on the
development and enrichment of the intellect and intelligence through a disciplined
and methodical application of reasoning and thought processes.
1991: Intensive, full-immersion course in the Italian language, Bologna, Italy.
Special stress was put on grammar and correct usage of both spoken and written
forms.
1983-1984: Diploma in Tourism from the Institute of Tourism, New Delhi, India.
Comprehensive instruction was given in travel and ticketing, tours (inbound and
outbound), and customer relations with corporate clients and individual passengers
alike.
Other Work Experience
November 2009 – February 2010 with the INSPIRE EDUCATION – New Delhi, for
their educational products..
February 2008 – May 2009      Facilitator for English as Additional Language
With the PATHWAYS WORLD SCHOOL – Gurgaon.
March 2007 to date     Curriculum Development Consultant
With the I-DISCOVERI EDUCATION - Gurgaon.
Since November 2005        Visiting Faculty
In collaboration with GCC (Gurgaon Cultural Centre) – Gurgaon, for FIE (Feuerstein
Instrumental Enrichment) oriented to overall personality development.
June 2004 - July 2004       Lecturer
In collaboration with the Centro Formazione Professionale, at Guastalla (Reggio
Emilia, Italy), during the development of an Advanced Level Course in IT and
English as an additional language under the project for adult literacy.
May 2004            Researcher
On the 'Basic Necessities of the Working Immigrant Woman in the region of Emilia-
Romagna (in Italy)', a project jointly sponsored by the European Union and the
Region of Emilia-Romagna.
October - December 2003 Instructional Assistant/Tutor (Linguistic and Cross
Cultural Mediation)
In collaboration with the Centro Formazione Professionale, at Guastalla (Reggio
Emilia, Italy), during the course of Italian as a Foreign Language under the auspices
of their project \'Permanent Formation - Education for the Citizenship\'. This project
was meant for the immigrant women of the area.
September 2003 - May 2004          Cross Cultural Mediator (for Intercultural
Mediation) and teacher of English in collaboration with the Professional Institute
(equivalent to High School) IPSGE, Bondeno, Italy.


                              Non solo verbatim et literatim!
                                                                              Nishu Varma
                      6 CREST WOOD, MALIBU TOWNE, SOHNA ROAD, GURGAON – 122001, HARYANA
         TEL: +91 9873123885   EMAIL: nishuvarma@gmail.com       SKYPE ID: nishuvarma   PAN No.: AEIPV7613L

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April 2003 - May 2003             Instructional Assistant/Cross Cultural Mediator
In collaboration with the Centro Formazione Professionale, at Guastalla (Reggio
Emilia, Italy), during the development of a Basic Course in IT and English as an
additional language under the project for adult literacy.
September 2002 - January 2003             Lecturer/Cross Cultural Mediator
In collaboration with the Centro Formazione Professionale, at Guastalla (Reggio
Emilia, Italy), during the development the Basic IT course and English as an
additional language under the project 'Permanent Formation - Education for the
Citizenship'. This project was meant for the immigrant women of the region.
April 2002 - December 2002       Instructional Assistant//Cross Cultural Mediator
In collaboration with the Centro Formazione Professionale, at Guastalla (Reggio
Emilia, Italy), during the course of Italian as a Foreign Language under the
auspices of their project \'Permanent Formation - Education for the Citizenship\'.
This project was meant for the immigrant women of the region.
2002                  Cross Cultural Mediator (Mediatrice Culturale)
In collaboration with Società Cooperativa INTEGRA of Modena, a cooperative
society that offers this service and I am responsible for mediation between the
Italian authorities and the immigrants from the Indo-Pak area.
2001 to 2005        Preparation of the Online Dictionary LOGOS
Responsible for the Online Dictionary project of LOGOS of Modena (Italy) for the
Indic languages. www.logosdictionary.com
1994-present          Author and Translator
Author - an Italian-Hindi-Italian pocket dictionary followed by two conversation
manuals ('Hindi for Italians' and 'Italian for the Hindi-speaking') and a collection of
children's stories in Hindi. (For details, please see 'Publications'.)
Apart from the above, have been giving private lessons in the English language to
Italians since 1996.
Projects and Publications
1998 - Italiano, Manuale di Conversazione per Indiani (Italian, Conversation
Manual for the Indians): this manual is also first of its kind, is specially designed for
Hindi speaking Indians residing in Italy who need to master conversational Italian.
The manual includes dialogues for most everyday situations. It is accompanied by
phonetic transcriptions and grammatical notes. Publisher: A. Vallardi, Milan, Italy.
1997 - Hindi, Manuale di Conversazione per Italiani (Hindi, Conversation Manual
for Italians): the first of its kind, this manual is for Italian wishing to learn Hindi The
manual includes dialogues for most everyday situations; it includes traffic and
other official signs and symbols, emergency phrases, typical dialogues, and other
useful information. A chapter is dedicated to proverbs and figures of speech as
well as abusive language or insults. It is accompanied by phonetic transcriptions
and grammatical notes. Publisher: A. Vallardi, Milan, Italy.




                               Non solo verbatim et literatim!
                                                                              Nishu Varma
                      6 CREST WOOD, MALIBU TOWNE, SOHNA ROAD, GURGAON – 122001, HARYANA
         TEL: +91 9873123885   EMAIL: nishuvarma@gmail.com       SKYPE ID: nishuvarma   PAN No.: AEIPV7613L

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1996 - I Bastoni dello Yeti e altre favole del Nepal (The Yeti's Sticks and Other
Fables of Nepal): a collection of children's folktales from the Himalayan kingdom of
Nepal. Publisher: Editrice Missionaria Italiana, Bologna, Italy.
1995 - Dizionario tascabile Italiano-Hindi-Italiano (Italian-Hindi-Italian Pocket
Dictionary): the first of its kind, it contains over 12,000 words accompanied by
phonetic transcriptions and grammatical notes in both languages. Publisher: A.
Vallardi, Milan, Italy.
1994 - Il Lago della Luna e altre favole dell'India (The Lake of the Moon and Other
Fables of India): a collection of children's fables from the 'Panchtantra'. Publisher:
Editrice Missionaria Italiana, Bologna, Italy. (Please see 'Awards' below.)
1989 - Tu bada ya main? (Who is bigger - You or Me?) in Hindi: a collection of
creative stories for children in Hindi. Publisher: Vivek Prakashan, Delhi, India.
Awards
2000 - Award for the Promotion of the Italian language for the volume Italiano,
Manuale di Conversazione per Indiani (Italian, Conversation Manual for the
Indians). This is an annual award sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs of
the Italian Government.
1994 - 'Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento per la letteratura per i ragazzi': a
prestigious all-European award for children's literature translated or written in
Italian, given each year and sponsored by the Cassa di Risparmio of Cento, Italy.
My book Il Lago della Luna e altre favole dell'India won third prize in the category
of elementary school books.
Additional Skills
I have been working with computers for twelve years. Have used the word
processors for compiling and writing my pocket dictionary and conversation
manuals, for data basing, for web page graphics and for creating web sites. Am
well versed in:
       Windows/MAC OS                 Microsoft Office XP
       Internet - HTML                MAC Office
       Adobe Photoshop                Adobe Acrobat Exchange




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