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David Moroney, M.A.


Room 2.022
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5,
53113 Bonn

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Office Hours:


Tuesdays from 12-13:00 (please email me in advance for an appointment via Zoom). 

My interests are:

Initial Teacher Education, Teacher Identity, Professional Development, Teaching Young Learners, Task-Based Language Teaching, Language Teaching Methodologies, Shakespeare, Campus and Coming-of-age Literature, Bildungsroman, Postcolonialism, Irish Literature, and all things literature.  

Writing Competition:  

We are happy to announce that the competition will take place again during the winter term 2020/2021, read the winning pieces from the summer term 2020 here:

I am teaching:


Irish Fiction,
Writing Skills I,
Writing Skills III: Short Stories
Language Skills III: Oral Debate / Presentation

Language Skills I,
Language Skills II,
Writing Skills II


M.A. in TESOL, University of Birmingham, 2009
H.Dip. in TESOL, 2004
B.Sc. in Commercial Software Development, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2003


British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, University of Leeds — September 14th, 2016 
TOPIC – Exploring the Threshold Concept of Impostorship in a Teacher Education Program. 

Land, R., Meyer J.H.F. and Flanagan, M.T, (Eds) Threshold Concepts in Practice. Rotterdam, Taipei
& Boston: Sense Publishers. 
Moroney, D., McKendry, E., and Devitt, A. (2016). Knowledge, Belief and Practice in Language Teacher Education: Integration and Implementation of Threshold Concepts over a teaching career: Chapter 23: 309-319.

5th Biennial Threshold Concept Conference — July 9th ~ 11th, 2014 
TOPIC – Knowledge, Belief, and Practice in Language Teacher Education: Integration and Implementation of Threshold Concepts over a Teaching Career 

European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) — September 9th ~ 13th, 2013
TOPIC – A Case Study of Culture as a Threshold Concept in English for Specific Purposes 

4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and the National Academy’s 6th Annual Conference — June 27th ~ June 29th, 2012.