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Italian Accent

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Italian Accent Learning Materials

  • The Italian accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coaches Jim Johnson & Kate DeVore  guiding you through learning the accent. In addition, you get in-depth practice on the accent with a monologue.
  • You'll also hear some native Italians reading the practice sentences and practice monologue.
  • You'll have dozens of recordings of native speakers as well, including a PDF transcript of their conversations so that you can follow along as you listen.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three other versions of the book: a PDF file to print, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable readers.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer.
  • You'll also get future updates for free! (The current version was updated in 2021.)
5% of all profits from these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.

Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Four Volumes (512.2MB, 347 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction, Placement, Intonation, & Helpful Hints (10:42)
  2. Consonant sound changes (17:29)
  3. Vowel sound changes (15:35)
  4. changes in Diphthongs (5:04)
  5. Practice Sentences (4:22)
  6. Grammar Challenges (2:17)
  7. Pronunciations of words and terms (1:13)
  8. Text Practice (19:39)
  9. Intonation Practice (7:30)
  10. Monologue Examples (3:30)
  11. Practice with Naples Male (5:50)
  12. Practice with Turin Female (6:15)
  13. Practice with Avellino Male (5:12)
  14. Practice with Tuscany Female (2:47)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Rome Italy Male reading (1:34)
  2. + his conversation (4:08)
  3. Naples Italy Female reading (1:43)
  4. + her conversation (3:57)
  5. Milan Italy Male reading (1:01)
  6. + his conversation (4:44)
  7. Rome Italy Female reading (1:18)
  8. + her conversation (6:46)
  9. Palermo Italy Male reading (1:37)
  10. + his conversation (1:01)
  11. Florence Italy Female reading (1:00)
  12. + her conversation (3:19)
  13. Palermo Italy Female reading (1:18)
  14. + her conversation (2:40)
  15. Chianciano Terme Female reading (1:17)
  16. + her conversation (5:12)
  17. Venice Male conversation (3:40)
  18. Empoli Male reading (1:11)
  19. + his conversation (6:36)
  20. Palermo Male reading (1:33)
  21. + his conversation (2:38)
  22. Rome Female reading (1:49)
  23. + her conversation (4:08)
  24. Massafra Male reading (1:15)
  25. + his conversation (2:50)
  26. Mozzanica Male reading (1:19)
  27. + his conversation (2:28)
  28. Bari Female reading (1:37)
  29. + her conversation (2:22)
  30. Torino Female reading (1:25)
  31. + her conversation (6:46)
  32. Bergamo Male reading (1:06)
  33. + his conversation (3:47)

Volume 3: More Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Crema Lombardy Male reading (1:31)
  2. + his conversation (2:27)
  3. Varese Male reading (1:32)
  4. + his conversation (3:34)
  5. Sicily Female reading (1:10)
  6. + her conversation with North Italian Female (8:38)
  7. NW Italy Male reading (1:20)
  8. + his conversation (5:42)
  9. Switzerland Female reading (Swiss-Italian) (1:23)
  10. + her conversation (:46)
  11. Rome Female reading (1:09)
  12. + her conversation (2:07)
  13. Southern Italian Male reading (1:15)
  14. + his conversation (3:20)
  15. Sorano Male reading (1:19)
  16. + his conversation (1:55)
  17. Rome Female reading (1:26)
  18. + her conversation (4:47)
  19. Calabria Male reading (1:27)
  20. + his conversation (:58)
  21. Apulia Female reading (1:20)
  22. + her conversation (1:14)
  23. Licola Female reading (:58)
  24. + her conversation (3:13)
  25. Turin Male reading (1:10)
  26. + his conversation (3:32)
  27. Aritzo Female reading (1:21)
  28. + her conversation (2:05)
  29. Monza Male reading (1:00)
  30. + his conversation (3:04)
  31. Northern Italian Male reading (1:35)
  32. + his conversation (1:50)
  33. Brindisi Male reading (1:22)
  34. + his conversation (2:26)
  35. Viterbo Male reading (1:26)
  36. + his conversation (:53)

Volume 4: More Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Bologna Female reading (1:06)
  2. + her conversation (4:17)
  3. Milan Male reading (1:19)
  4. + his conversation (2:52)
  5. Rome Male reading (1:18)
  6. + his conversation (:52)
  7. Rome Male reading (1:09)
  8. + his conversation (3:06)
  9. Friuli Male reading (1:26)
  10. + his conversation (1:52)
  11. Catania Male reading (1:33)
  12. + his conversation (2:22)
  13. Comunanza Marche Male reading (1:14)
  14. + his conversation (1:39)
  15. Casano Male reading (1:21)
  16. + his conversation (6:06)
  17. Torre del Greco Female reading (1:24)
  18. + her conversation (2:06)
  19. Sicily Male reading (1:24)
  20. + his conversation (1:50)
  21. Abruzzo Male reading (1:23)
  22. + his conversation (2:11)
  23. Bassano Male reading (1:22)
  24. + his conversation (1:15)
  25. Somma Vesuviana Male reading (1:43)
  26. + his conversation (:41)
  27. Modena Male reading (1:50)
  28. + his conversation (3:07)
  29. Padua Female reading (1:33)
  30. + her conversation (1:52)
  31. Modena Female reading (1:16)
  32. + her conversation (2:26)
  33. Tuscany Female reading (1:46)
  34. + her conversation (6:42)
  35. Italian-Texan Female reading (1:41)
  36. + her conversation (3:42)

More native speakers will be added in the future - and you'll get the updates for free!

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background, or are done online so microphone and sound quality can vary. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.