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.

Student Support

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Mariana

Student Support Officer (Fire Marshal and First Aider)

"I was born and raised in the countryside of Brazil, riding horses, swimming in rivers and enjoying nature"

Hi, I’m Mariana. I was born and raised in the countryside of Brazil, riding horses, swimming in rivers and enjoying nature. 

I came to Manchester in 2016 looking for some international work experience and had plans to go back to my country after one year but this city and its friendly Mancunian people have just stolen my heart. Three years have gone past, and I am still in love with every single corner of this place that I now call home. 

I am passionate about travelling, history and new cultures. Welcoming our students and listening to their stories is what I like the most about working at Communicate. 

In my free time I watch movies, go running (at least I try) and plan my next trips. Twice a year I travel with my dad to a place that we have never visited before.

 

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Martina

Student Support Officer (Fire Marshal)

"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

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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Cathy

Teacher and Academic Support (First Aider)

"I love seeing students put their English skills into practice - ask me about places in Manchester where you can do just that!"

Hi, I’m Cathy. I’m a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher from Manchester and I have been lucky enough to work in some fantastic places around the world including Luxembourg, Germany and Sweden.
After working in the translation industry, I knew what I really wanted to do was to help students with their language learning in the same way that my teachers helped me. Teaching at Communicate lets me do exactly this, and I try to make learning English as interesting and useful as possible. It’s great to see students achieve their goals and have new experiences because of their English skills, and of course if I can teach local phrases and a Manchester accent I’m happy!
When I’m not working, you can find me in the kitchen (usually eating, but sometimes cooking), outside (water skiing and running half marathons) and travelling to new places.
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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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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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Amy

Teacher

"Hi, I'm Amy. Until recently I was teaching in Spain but now I have moved back to Manchester."

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Sean

Teacher

"I have taught English as a foreign language in South Korea, Spain and the UK. I look forward to teaching you at Communicate."

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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.

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