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Shannon Sauro
Associate Professor

Shannon Sauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Culture, Languages and Media at Malmö University. She trains pre-service English teachers in both the primary and secondary school teacher education programs. Her areas of research include computer-mediated second language acquisition, task-based language teaching in online environments, and the intersection of online media fandoms and language learning. Her current line of research explores the use of collaborative fanfiction writing to bridge language and literary learning for advanced L2 learners of English. She is the past president of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), co-editor with Carol Chapelle of the Handbook of Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning (Wiley Blackwell). Videos related to her work on fanfiction for language teaching are available on YouTube, and her research publications can be accessed on She can also be found at @shansauro on Twitter.

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, Orkanen, B336
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
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Associate Professor
  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Thorne, Steve, May, Stephen (red./ed.) | Sauro, Shannon (2017) "Fandom and online interest groups" Language education and technology, 1-12, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-02328-1, DOI [länk], URL [länk],

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Sauro, Shannon (2017) "Online fan practices and CALL" CALICO Journal;2, 131-146, Calico, ISSN 0742-7778, DOI [länk], URL [länk],

    Sauro, Shannon (2016) "Commentary : Does CALL have an English problem?" Language Learning & Technology;3, 1-8, University of Hawaii, ISSN 1094-3501, URL [länk],

    Sauro, Shannon, Sundmark, Björn (2016) "Report from Middle-Earth : fan fiction tasks in the EFL classroom" ELT Journal;4, 414-423, Oxford University Press, ISSN 0951-0893, DOI [länk],

    Thorne, Steven L., Sauro, Shannon, Smith, Bryan (2015) "Technologies, Identities, and Expressive Activity" Annual Review of Applied Linguistics;, 215-233, Cambridge University Press, ISSN 0267-1905, DOI [länk],

    Sauro, Shannon (2012) "L2 performance in text-chat and spoken discourse" System;3, 335-348, Elsevier, ISSN 0346-251X, DOI [länk],

    Chapters in Monographs
    Jager, Sake, Kurek, Malgorzata, O`Rourke, Breffni (red./ed.) | Sauro, Shannon (2016) Student perspectives on intercultural learning from an online teacher education partnership. New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education,, 83-88, ISBN 978-1-908416-41-4, DOI [länk],

    Chapelle, Carol (red./ed.) | Sauro, Shannon (2012) Computer-mediated communication and second language development. Wiley, ISBN 9781405198431, URL [länk],

    Chapelle, Carol (red./ed.) | Sauro, Shannon (2012) Warschauer, Mark. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Wiley, ISBN 9781405198431, URL [länk],

    Other publishing
    Barbieri, Federica, Sauro, Shannon (2012) "Exploring the spoken and written features of L2 learners’ text-chat under two task conditions"
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  Malmö universitet  
205 06 Malmö
  Orkanen, rum Orkanen, B336, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, Malmö

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