John has been involved in TESOL education for over 30 years. Beginning his teaching career in secondary schools in the UK, he moved into TESOL working for both private and government organizations: He has held teaching positions in the following countries around the globe: UK, Sweden, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Brunei and Australia.

John has enjoyed a long association with ICTE, initially joining the institute in 1991 before taking up a senior teacher position with the Ministry of Education in Brunei. He returned to work at ICTE in 2008, and since that time has enjoyed teaching a range of courses in the following areas: General English, EAP and Teacher Training. He has also been responsible for delivering Teacher Training and CLIL programs as secondment courses on behalf of ICTE in China, Vietnam and Japan.

John maintains a strong passion for teaching EAP, Task-based Learning and Teacher Education. He also has a special interest in Action Research to facilitate language learning and to teach valuable life skills.


  • Train the Trainer Certificate (Cambridge Assessment)
  • Masters of TESOL (Edinburgh University)
  • Masters of Religion/ Education (Australian Catholic University)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy/Education- Teaching English as a Foreign & Second Language (Birmingham University)
  • Teaching Diploma in Education (St. Mary’s University, Twickenham)
  • IELTS Examiner (No: 961546)
  • Teacher Registration: Queensland College of Teachers (Registration No: 759571)
  • Teacher Registration: Department of Education & Employment, UK (Teacher Registration No: RP79/36990)
  • Fellowship: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK (FRGS)


  • Hafenstein, T. & Moran, J. (2018, April 12). Collaboration and Task-based Learning: A winning combination. IATEFL Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Moran, J. (2017, April 1). Collaboration to Sublime Intervention. Qld English Australia PD Fest, UQ-ICTE, Brisbane
  • Moran, J. (2017, June 2). Collaboration to Sublime Intervention: A Teacher Enquiry. Faces of English 2 – CAES International Conference, University of Hong Kong
  • Moran, J. (2015, April 3). The Teacher Makes The Difference. Qld English Australia PD Fest, UQ-ICTE, Brisbane
  • Moran, J. (2013, April 5). The Art of Teaching. Qld English Australia PD Fest, UQ-ICTE, Brisbane
  • Moran, J. (2013, October 27). The Art of Teaching – The Asian Context. 11th Asia TEFL International Conference, Ateneo Manila University, Philippines (published in Conference Book of Proceedings)
  • Moran, J. (2002, October 28). Consciousness Raising: A Combined Approach for Teaching Nursing and English Language Development. Third International Nursing Conference, Brunei (published in Conference Book of Proceedings)
  • Moran, J. (1998, April 7).  Teacher Supervision: The key to Professional Development. Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Language Centre (SEAMEO RELC), Singapore (published in the SEAMEO RELC Anthology – Series 40, 1999.

ICTE – UQ Secondments

  • September, 2017. Customised CLIL and English as a Medium of Instruction, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • June-July, 2016. CLIL in Higher Education, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
  • March, 2016. English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes/Teacher Observations & Supervision, Macau program, Macau.
  • April – May, 2015. Customised English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes, Can Tho University, Vietnam.
  • August-September, 2014. Customised English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes, Chaoyang Education District, Beijing, China.