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Laura Elias


Adjunct Professor, Spanish Language Studies

Department: Communication Arts


  • M.A. English as a Second Language, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • M.A. Hispanic Lingustics, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • B.A. Music, Winona State University, Winona MN, 1987
  • B.S. Social Work, Winona State University, Winona MN, 1987


Laura Elias has a diverse background in the field of lingustics, with over 20 years of language teaching experience in English as  Second Language and Spanish. She also specializes in accent reduction training for non-native speakers of English and has studied German and beginning Arabic.

Her other interests include cello playing, urban farming, wild edible plant foraging, and natural nutrition. She lives in south Minneapolis with her sons, Ruben and Gabriel.