Reading in a Foreign Language

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The October 2018 issue (Volume 30, Number 2) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online.

This issue of RFL has two regular articles. In the first, Haley Dolosic reports on her study of the interconnected relationships of text type, test method, topic familiarity, and self-assessment as they relate to reading in a foreign language with students in English for academic purposes courses at a university in China. In the second article, Lin Guo, with EFL university students in China, utilized structural equation modeling to explore the interrelationships among metacognitive knowledge, first language reading ability, proficiency and reading comprehension in English.

There are two book reviews in this issue. Sadi E. Phillips reviews Evaluating Second Language Courses. The second review is of International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing by İsmail Yaman.

The two reviews are followed by Jin Ha Woo’s discussion of Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf: An e-book reader application for extensive reading.

RFL is a scholarly, refereed journal published on the World Wide Web by the University of Hawai`i, with Richard R. Day and Cindy Brantmeier as the co-editors, Thom Hudson as associate editor, and Xiangying Jiang, West Virginia University, as the reviews editor.

The journal is sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the University of Hawaiʻi College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, and the University of Hawaiʻi Department of Second Language Studies. The journal is a fully refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the field of foreign and second language reading. There is no subscription fee to readers of the journal. It is published twice a year, in April and October. Detailed information about Reading in a Foreign Language can be found at