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 40 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