Hello, my name is Gwendolyn Lewis.

I am the speech trainer at Lingua East.

What is speech training?

Speech training, sometimes referred to as accent modification or accent reduction, is a technique for changing the way you speak. I use my voice, pen and paper, and technology to teach people who speak English as a second language the tools they need to sound more like a native speaker.

How does it work?

I apply methods from speech-language pathology to help people produce the sounds and intonation of Standard American English. Using evidence from research in the areas of learning, neuroscience, and linguistics, I guide my clients toward speaking success.

How long does it take?

A typical round of speech training lasts approximately three months, with one session each week. Sessions usually take between 60 and 90 minutes. For maximum benefit, speech practice outside of sessions is strongly advised.


-To start off English is not my first language, I worked for three months with Lingua east services, and let me tell you I recommend their services 100%, in just three months I noticed improvement in my speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills, They help you in the most patient and nicest way one on one. Again 100% recommended!!

-Very professional.

-Now I can talk more and have confidence and I think that I can pronounce more correctly.

-Excellent teaching. Now I’m more confident when I speak.

-It was very different than other English classes that I had before. It was personalized and a small group.

-I’d say that I speak more fluently now. I liked the teacher’s creativity and technical resources used in class.

-Well prepared.

-My pronunciation skills are improving. I liked the way our teacher explained the practice and sentences construction.

-I improved my pronunciation.

Lingua East, PLLC

Lingua East was founded in 2016 to address the need for quality speech training services in the Charlotte area. Our office is located on Tyvola Road, convenient to Uptown, SouthPark, and 77. We offer in-person services from our office as well as web-based services via videoconference. Contact us if you are interested in receiving our services at your location. We will do our best to accommodate your speech training needs.


  • English instructor – Latin American Coalition
  • Compton Pronunciation of English as a Second Language (P-ESL)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • Certification of Clinical Competence, membership – American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Licensed – North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts.
  • Recipient of three Awards for Continuing Education (ACE)
  • B.A. in Neurolinguistics from Carleton College
  • M.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of Maine


When we communicate our ideas clearly, people listen. Opportunities appear. Doors open. When you improve your English communication skills, you can:

  • Excel at work
  • Meet new people
  • Explore the world with greater confidence and ease

We all have ideas that deserve to be heard, but sometimes communicating those ideas isn’t easy. With Lingua East, I want to help you let them hear your ideas.

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