Greetings from St. Augustine.
When looking for and learning from role models for English Language learners–none is more impressive than Egyptian journalist Ethar El-Katatney who can also be followed on her Twitter stream which is @etharkamal
Ethar has only visited the USA once–a couple of months ago and was born is Saudi Arabia and spending the bulk of her life in Egypt. Listen if you can to her command of the English language which is exacting, accent-free, and rich with vocabulary. Her command of the language is quite frankly as-good or better than many, many I know who call English their first language. If you google Ethar El-Katatney you can find her journalism in video and in writing forms.