Our Team

Jane Rupp, Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist

Hello, I’m Jane Rupp, founder of Voices of the World. Thanks for visiting and learning more about what we do.

 

I’m certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Texas and the State of California as a speech-language pathologist. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.

 

A French phonetics course I took in college, which was essentially accent reduction for non-native speakers of French, made me fall in love with pronunciation teaching. It was a difficult course, but so rewarding. Studying French and Spanish has helped me understand the challenges my students experience in speaking a foreign language. I’m passionate about empowering my students with knowledge and skills that allow them to communicate easily and effectively in English.

 

When I started teaching almost a decade ago, I searched for a detailed, thorough training program to use with my students; I found out that such a thing did not exist, so I set out to create it myself. My work evolved into a comprehensive training book with over 250 pages of content, a proprietary training approach, an e-learning site for pronunciation learning, and a training program for other accent trainers.

 

We have now had the joy and privilege of teaching language learners from 37 different countries (and counting!). Beyond pronunciation, we target language skills, cross-cultural understanding, clear and natural speaking patterns (for native speakers), and public speaking skills.

 

My business mission has always been to provide the highest-quality training with a results-oriented mindset. We strive for our students to become as independent as possible with their new skills in the shortest amount of time possible.

 

“Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

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Certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Texas and the State of California as a speech-language pathologist.

JANE RUPP, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dominique Vasquez, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Dominique Vasquez is licensed by the State of Texas as a speech-language pathologist assistant. She attended Arizona State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Spanish. Being bilingual in Spanish and English has helped Dominique establish an appreciation for other languages and cultures. She is passionate about helping others successfully reach their goals and communicate in a way that makes them feel comfortable and confident.

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Dominique Vasquez

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Casey McGowen, Accent/Language Trainer

Casey McGowen graduated from the University of North Texas in 2015 with a Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She is passionate about using the best teaching methods, adapting instruction to meet the needs of her students and to propel them onward to reach their goals.

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Casey McGowen

Accent/Language Trainer

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