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 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, Principal 

Managers

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Marza Mace

Principal

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

Hi, I’m Marza, I am the Principal. I have aIMG_2118 (1) Master’s degree in teaching English.

When I first came to the UK 14 years ago, I started giving private English lessons to Polish students. This gave the beginning to Communicate School which officially opened in 2010. Over the last nine years it has grown from one to thirteen classrooms and Communicate soon became one of the leading language schools in Manchester which has now become part of Malvern International PLC.

Currently, my most important role is to support the managers and supervise the operations of the school. My end goal is to make sure that students are happy here and achieve their goals.

In my free time I like reading books, especially biographies of interesting and unusual people. I love learning new things! Recently I’ve got into cooking vegetarian food and reading blogs.

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Richard Mace

General Manager (Health and Safety Officer)

"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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Christia

Director of Studies (Fire marshal)

"I was once chosen "the teacher of the year" by my students"

My name is Christia and I am the Director of Studies at Communicate. I have worked in the industry for nine years and am CELTA and DELTA qualified. I started in this industry as a teacher and taught General English, Cambridge Exams, IELTS, and Business English. I have also been a Senior Teacher and an Academic Manager.

I am passionate about languages and studied several at school and university. This has helped me to understand how to teach and help others learn languages. It also helps me to communicate with others when I go on holiday!

I am here to ensure that our teachers and students have a wonderful time here at school and that they are able to achieve their goals. I am passionate about languages, reading, baking, and music.

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Jo

Office Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Fire Marshal)

"Education has the power to transform someone's life"

Hi, I’m Jo and I’m the Office Manager at Communicate School.  A qualified History Teacher and PGCE mentor, I taught in secondary schools for 6 years before going on to manage a local education charity.  Here at Communicate I run the operational side of things, ensuring the school and experience is the best it can be for our wonderful students and staff.  Please come and speak to me if you have any issues or suggestions.

I am passionate about providing people with the best chances and opportunities no matter their starting point, and truly believe in the importance and power of education in achieving this goal.

I also love reading, Karaoke, watching true crime documentaries and walking in the countryside with my Pugs!

Student Support

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Mariana

Student Support Officer (Fire Marshal)

"I never expected to stay in Manchester for so long - now I call it home."

Hi, I’m Mariana.  I was born in Brazil and came to Manchester in 2016 looking for some international work experience.  I never expected to stay here for so long but I love the city and now think of it as home!  As a student support officer I help our students on a daily basis with any issues they may have; welcoming them and listening to their stories is what I like most about working at Communicate.  I am passionate about travelling, history and experiencing new cultures, and in my free time I watch movies, run and plan my next trip – twice a year my dad and I visit a place we’ve never been before.

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Martina

Student Support Officer (Fire Marshal and First Aider)

"I'm an accommodation officer and I love helping people"

Hello, my name is Martina and I am a Student Support Officer. If you need any information about your course, your stay here, or if you want to talk about your accommodation, speak to me; I am happy to help.

I have a passion for languages. My first language is Italian, I have studied Russian and French as well as English; but this was a long time ago!

I also love reading and travelling, I have visited quite a lot of interesting places in the UK so if you want to see more of the country, I could offer you some advice.

I enjoy my job at Communicate because it allows me to meet a very diverse range of people and I love getting to know the students. I’m proud to be able to help them find their way in the UK and to enjoy their experience learning English.

Teachers

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Niki

Senior 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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Rachel

Teacher

"My students teach me as much as I teach them!"

After completing a degree in English Studies I came to Manchester to start a Master in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I have taught English in Spain and now I am a teacher at Communicate, which I think is a great place to learn English whilst having fun!  I love working in such a multicultural environment because I feel that I’m learning as much from my students as they are from me! In my free time I enjoy going to music festivals and local gigs with my friends. Music is a great part of my life!

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Rick

Teacher

"I have lived in Spain, Vietnam and Thailand. I love learning about new cultures, come and tell me about yours!"

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Anna

Teacher

"I know what it's like to live in a country where you don't speak the language"

Hi I’m Anna, a teacher here at Communicate. I’m CELTA qualified and have been teaching since 2016. Apart from Manchester, I’ve taught in Colombia where I lived for 18 months. When I arrived in Colombia I could barely say ‘hello’ in Spanish, so I know what it can be like to navigate a new country and culture while also trying to learn the language: challenging, but ultimately deeply rewarding.

As a teacher, I help guide our students to develop their English skills and confidence, especially their confidence in speaking. The emphasis here is above all on communication, and all our classes have a strong communicative element.

At Communicate School you’ll find a warm and friendly community of staff and students ready to welcome and support you through your language learning journey.  Hope to see you here!

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Joanne

Evening Teacher

"I've lived and taught English in 10 different countries!"

Hi, I’m Joanne and I’m the evening IELTS teacher. I have a Masters in English, a TESOL teaching qualification and have been teaching since 2016. I’ve lived and taught English in 10 different countries, and I can honestly say that Communicate is one of the best places I’ve worked, due to what a friendly little family we all are, staff and students alike.  Come and join us, I look forward to meeting you!

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Umair

Teacher

"I'm learning to speak Arabic"

Hi, I’m Umair from Darwen; a small town not far from Manchester. I’m a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and a Tesol-qualified teacher working towards my Diploma in Tesol.  I have taught General English, IELTS and prepared students for their Cambridge Proficiency exams.

I can speak 3 languages and I’m also learning Arabic. Learning new a language definitely helps me to teach more effectively because it puts me in my students’ shoes and I know exactly how they feel.  I always keep my classes fun, creative, and useful for students.

In my free time I like reading, working out, and socialising with friends.

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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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David

Teacher

"Manchester is a great city to explore and learn more about British culture"

Hi, I’m David, a kiwi (because I was born in New Zealand!) Straight after university I became a CELTA qualified teacher.  I’ve taught in New Zealand, Germany and different parts of the UK, where I’ve lived for the last 20 years.  I’ve been fortunate to teach a wide range of ages, levels and nationalities and I enjoy the varied classes that Communicate offers.  I think Manchester is a great city to explore, learn more about British culture and of course improve your English skills! When I’m not working I’m often exploring the outdoors, visiting a castle or listening to music.

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James

Teacher

"It's fantastic to be part of a student's journey"

Hi, I’m James and I’m a teacher here at Communicate. Whilst taking part in the Erasmus exchange at University I discovered how passionate I was about language, and decided there and then that I wanted to be an English Teacher. I love being creative and designing activities and materials that can be put to use in the classroom; I’ve always found it really rewarding to see students fully engaged and learning in a dynamic lesson.

In my free time I like to play guitar and draw or paint.

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