Carmel has over 20 years' experience teaching English language skills in a variety of contexts in Australia and internationally. She has worked in refugee camps in Thailand developing EAL curricula and cultural awareness programs and has directed and co-written student performances for EAL students on language and cultural themes. Carmel has written EAL materials including ‘What’s the law? Australian law for new arrivals’ and ‘Pictures to Words’ Book 1.  In 2008 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel and research ‘ ESL through Performance’.