Ruth has been a TESOL language teacher since 1997. She began her English teaching career in Japan where she worked as an EFL teacher, before taking up a position at ICTE in Brisbane.  Ruth has taught on a variety of English programs and taught to a wide range of age groups. Her special interest has been in the area of IELTS and she has been involved with teaching and testing of IELTS at ICTE for a number of years. Ruth comes from a background in mainstream LOTE teaching where she taught Japanese language for 10 years.

Since joining ICTE, Ruth has supported students on the Bridging English Program, English for Academic Purposes and General English. Ruth has a strong interest in teacher training and has completed the Cambridge Train the Trainer Certificate.


  • Masters of Education TESOL, The University of Wollongong
  • CELTA, Australian College of English
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching Secondary, Queensland Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Japanese/Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University