Carmella Lieske earned a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. She has been teaching English in Japan since 1993. At Shimane University, she teaches all types of courses, including TOEIC, composition, conversation, and overseas preparation. She is also an avid language learner and has passed the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Carmella has been involved in numerous research projects. She is presently conducting research into students’ attitudes and beliefs about English as an International Language (EIL) and Asian English in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States, and she will continue this research in China and Hong Kong, and hopefully, Vietnam.
Carmella has worked with four international publishers writing teacher’s editions, workbooks and worksheets, and test packages for 12 major series. Her most recent work includes writing workbooks for “Timezones” – a brand new series in collaboration with CENGAGE Learning.