Our Team - Communicate School

Our Team

On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you to Communicate School of English, Manchester. We are here to offer you high quality English courses conducted in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere.

I am proud of the variety of programs we provide, good facilities and the passionate, qualified team of teachers. I look forward to greeting you on your first day at Communicate.

Marza Mace, Director

Managers

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Marza Mace

Director

"On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you to Communicate School."

Hi, I’m Marza, I am the Principal and the Director of Studies at Communicate. I have aIMG_2118 (1) Master’s degree in Teaching English. I have taught English in Poland and the UK. Now my most important role is making sure the school works efficiently, students feel comfortable here and achieve their goals.

All teachers that work at Communicate must have a University degree and at least Level 5 teaching qualification.

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Richard Mace

Director

"I have lived in the USA, New Zealand and Australia, where I had some unusual jobs. Ask me about them!"

My name is Richard. I am from Manchester and I have been involved with the school since its foundation in 2010. I have an Automatic and Control Systems Engineering degree from the University of Sheffield.

I have lived in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Also, having travelled extensively I know what it is like to arrive in a new place for the first time.

I am a season ticket holder at Manchester City. If you want to watch a football match or play in our football team come and see me!

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Victoria

Academic Manager

"I like to have fun in my classes and I encourage our teachers to do the same!"

Hi, my name is Victoria and I am the Assistant Director of Studies. I have a degree in Contemporary History and Social Sciences and I began teaching in 2009 after gaining my CELTA. I live in Manchester but am originally from Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare! I like gardening, and I am a member of my local theatre group. I have travelled all around the world, learning Spanish and working in the rainforest in South America, working and skiing in New Zealand, and relaxing in California!

I really enjoy teaching and I am experienced in teaching Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE, IELTS) and I think pronunciation is really important. I also like to have fun in my classes and I’m not afraid of looking a little bit silly to demonstrate language. I look forward to seeing you here at Communicate School!

 

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Camilla

School Manager

"My passion is to help people along their own individual journeys in life. I always have a smile on my face and hopefully I can make that true for you!"

Hi and welcome to Communicate School! I am the School Manager and I ensure the smooth running of the school. My undergraduate BSc degree was in Psychology and then I studied a MSc in Clinical Criminology. I am a qualified teacher as well so you may see me in the classroom from time to time. I was lucky enough to have been a teacher here at Communicate School back in 2014 when I was just starting out on my teaching career. I then went to teach in Spain and China to further develop my skills and returned to Communicate in my new role in November 2016. My passion is to help people along their own individual journeys in life. I always have a smile on my face and hopefully I can make that true for you! I am so excited to see more and more students come through our doors. Come and be a part of it!

Student Support

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Dora

Student Services Officer

"Ask me about the best places to visit in Manchester."

Hi, my name is Dora and I come from Poland. I have been a student at Communicate for a year and a half. Now I also work here as the Student Services Officer. I schedule appointments, answer all queries and help with students’ matters of everyday life. This means I will help you settle into our school and give practical advice you might need. Speak to me if you need any information about courses, classes or if you need a letter.

I have spent many years biathlon training, cross-country skiing and running. I have a degree in Physiotherapy and I am interested in a healthy way of life and alternative medicine.

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Federica

Student Support Officer

"In my spare time I volunteer for a few arts organisations here in Manchester, I attend a lot of gigs and enjoy doing photography."

Hi! My name is Federica and I am a Student Support Officer.
Everyone thinks I am joking when I say that I was born and bred in Italy, but it is the actual truth! My role at Communicate involves booking appointments, answering any queries and helping the students when they have problems. If you cannot remember where your class is or you just need some practical information (from opening a bank account to the best places for shopping), come and ask me.
My academic studies were in the Arts and I am passionate about every form of creativity. In my spare time I volunteer for a few arts organisations here in Manchester, I attend a lot of gigs and enjoy doing photography.

 

Teachers

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Niki

Teacher

"I can teach you some Mancunian phrases that you will not find in the coursebook."

My name is Nicola (‘Niki’), I am from Manchester and I am a CELTA qualified English teacher. I studied English language and literature at university, therefore for me, it’s a passion to teach English and not just a job. I have taught both here in Manchester and in Spain in the past to both adults and young people, of all different levels. I also speak Spanish to a reasonable level. I will prepare you for IELTS test and Cambridge FCE and CAE exams.

In my free time I enjoy going to local gigs, the cinema and dancing, especially dancing, it’s good for the soul!

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Grace

Teacher

"I am a General English and Accent Reduction teacher. I encourage students to communicate with each other as much as possible."

I’m Grace and I’m from a small town called Alsager near to Stoke-on-Trent. I have a degree in English and a Trinity qualification in TESOL.

I am currently studying Speech Pathology and Language Therapy at University. The course has provided me with in depth studies of phonetics including intonation, accent and manner and place of articulation. Within the accent reduction classes, I use mouth positioning and breathing exercises to enable students to correctly articulate the English sounds they struggle with. I also work on intonation and teach students how English sounds change within lengthy speech. The classes always involve a lot of pronunciation and listening exercises to result in a better understanding of and a more natural production of spoken English. I have helped many students with their pronunciation and accent.

 

I’m an approachable teacher and love encouraging students to communicate with each other as much as possible during class. My lessons normally focus and use authentic contexts which relate to the language area being learnt.

My advice to students would be to try to use English as much as possible outside of the classroom as you can learn a lot from communicating with a range of different English accents and dialects. Listen to English radio, read English papers and watch English films – (I can recommend a lot of good ones – come up to me if you see me in the school!) Also, get involved with the school social activities. They’re great opportunities to practise your English in an informal environment, whilst making friends.

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Ben

Teacher

"I'm a teacher and social activities organiser."

Originally from a small town in greater Manchester I have lived in various destinations across UK including Newquay, Brighton and Preston where I studied a Degree in photography and visual culture.
From the time I saved up enough money to buy my first Jackson 5 cassette, I’ve been singing in various bands once performing in Manchester’s roadhouse venue before it closed down. I studied my teaching qualification in Barcelona where I spent 18 months working and studying Spanish. I like to have fun with students and make my classes as interactive as possible while introducing local English expressions that can be used in cafes, supermarkets, bars or street corners. At Communicate, apart from teaching I also organise social activities, I hope you can join me after your class.
Making mistakes is all part of learning language and they are better made and corrected than kept inside unspoken. If you see me around the school come and say hi!
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Kasia

Teacher

"Apart from teaching, I love running, hiking and cooking. I'm always keen to share recipes - let me know if you have any good ones!"

I’ve recently joined Communicate School after working at a language school in Birmingham for the past 6 months. I studied English Language at the University of Birmingham with a year abroad in Australia, and completed my CELTA in Birmingham too. Manchester is a new city for me and I’m excited to move here!
Before I started teaching I was a one-to-one English tutor and I absolutely love helping and watching students become more fluent and confident with their English.
Apart from teaching, I love running, hiking and cooking. I’m always keen to share recipes – let me know if you have any good ones!

 

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David

Teacher

"Communicate School is like a family, which is why it's such a good place to study."

Hello, my name is David. I was born in Manchester, but I’ve moved from place to place. I’ve lived in Scotland, Teesside, Oxford and West Africa. I learned French in Niger, but please don’t test me! I studied for my CELTA qualification in Manchester. I love learning the best ways to help people speak, write and read English. Communicate School is like a family, which is why it’s such a good place to study. I like my lessons to be enjoyable so if you’re not having fun then I’m not doing my job properly! Alongside traveling, one of my favourite things to do is playing a guitar. I also like to run and I hope to do the Manchester marathon next spring. Maybe you’d like to join me?
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James

Teacher

"I'm from Manchester and I have taught across South America and in Spain."

Hi, I’m James, but most people call me Jimmy. I’m from Manchester and I have taught across South America and in Spain. I love football and gardening so if you need any tips, let me know!

For me, learning a language should be a fun experience. I believe the best learners are those who always try to communicate and aren’t afraid of making mistakes.

If you see me in the school, come and say hi!​

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Prue

Teacher

"I have helped many students improve their pronunciation and soften their accents."

My name is Prue, I’m a native speaker of English and I’m an Accent Reduction coach at Communicate School of English. I teach students RP – received pronunciation. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting for the Media from East 15, one of the UK’s leading Drama Schools, and work across the public and private sectors teaching Acting, Communication, Speech and Languages. I am also a CELTA qualified teacher.

I have helped many students of various backgrounds and nationalities to soften their accents which include: French, Indian, German, Polish, Czech, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Nigerian, Russian and many more. I will help you communicate more effectively and speak confidently in public.

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Stephen

Teacher

"I like teaching at Communicate mostly because of the atmosphere. It is a family business - relaxed and friendly – the students get on well with each other."

I’m a CELTA qualified teacher, with a degree in Politics, and I come from Blackburn, Lancashire.  Having lived and taught in Argentina and Spain for 4 years, I’m a fluent Spanish speaker, I also understand a bit of French, and sometimes try to speak it (very badly).  I love music, sports and the Arts – but most of all food, even English food!

I like teaching at Communicate mostly because of the atmosphere.  Because it is a family business, it is relaxed and friendly – the students get on well with each other, so have even more opportunities to practise English.  This suits me, as I like to focus more on “how to communicate in English” than just “what is grammatically correct”.  I also like to help students understand those strange phrases and words English people use, which you don’t see in textbooks!

Accreditations and memberships

How to find us

Our Address

Communicate School
Murray House
85 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2DA

Phone

+44 (0)161 2358 480

Email

office@communicateschool.co.uk