Shawn Loewen's research interests include instructed second language acquisition, L2 interaction and quantitative research methodology. He has conducted descriptive and quasi-experimental research in a variety of L2 classrooms including Spanish and English. He teaches courses on second language acquisition and research methodology. He has co-authored two books, Key Concepts in Second Language Acquisition, and An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods. His sole authored book, Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition, appeared in 2015.