Diane Nottle, formerly an editor on the culture news desk of The New York Times, says her new book American English for World Media is a natural marriage between her 20-plus years as a journalist and her time in Poland and China teaching English as a second language.
Nottle, now a writing coach for international students at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, saw serious gaps in the way that English was taught in textbooks – gaps that she has addressed in her own book. She said the book is specifically targeted towards international students who want to go into English speaking media. However, it’s not limited to them: more and more, she said, many native-born students lack basic grammar and structure skills addressed by the book.
American English for World Media, published by the CUNY Journalism Press, is set to be released in September. You can order it here. To check out her English learning blog for foreign journalists, click here.