The Italian Accent eBook, richly enhanced with the author’s own recorded instruction, and beautifully illustrated, is one in Paul Meier’s acclaimed accent-instruction series. Twenty-four other, individual-dialect ebooks are also available, in addition to the larger Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen, which contains all 25. This one teaches the Italian accent spoken not just by citizens of Italy but by Italian-speaking people throughout the world.
Meier is one of the world’s most respected authorities on stage dialects, and is a successful dialect coach for theatre, film, and voice-over. His accent and dialect instruction work is hugely popular with actors worldwide; he has coached film stars such as Tobey Maguire, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Jim Caviezel, Simon Baker, Louise Fletcher, Bill Irwin, and many others. Professor Meier has trained actors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the North Carolina School of the Arts, and other prestigious conservatories both in his native London, and the United States, where he makes his home.
Meier is a leading “accent reduction” specialist too, consulting with Rosetta Stone and Global English, and coaching Fortune 500 company executives in both American English and British English.
He founded and directs The International Dialects of English Archive, the leading online source for accent recordings of real-life speakers.
Meier’s system coaches the “signature sounds” of the accent/dialect and gives you fun word drills, sentences, and great audition monologues from plays and films. He even gives you access to recordings of native speakers and allows you to follow up with a Skype session or earn a Paul Meier Certificate of Proficiency.
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