Russian Language Classes

Learn Russian online. Private and group classes from beginner to advanced.

Meet the Instructor

Galina Sanaeva M.Ed & PhD

Hello! My name is Galina. Привет! Меня зовут Галина. 

I am a native Russian speaker, born and raised in Russia. I am a university Russian Language Instructor, educator, researcher, translator and mom of two bilingual children currently living on the West Coast of Canada. I am fluent in three languages: Russian, English, Polish. 

In Russia, I chose an academic career and completed my M.Ed. (Languages and Literature) in 2005 and then acquired a PhD at A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow (2009). 

I also hold a Certificate in Training Methods of Teaching Russian as Foreign Language from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (2006).   

  • Galina was my son's Russian teacher for a few years. She is a great teacher! Galina keeps her lessons fun and engaging through a variety of activities that improve conversation,... read more

    Светлана Куницина Avatar Светлана Куницина
    February 7, 2023

    Great classes that cater well to what and how the student wants to learn. Very friendly and flexible teacher. I have been taking lessons for a couple of years now... read more

    Chris Russell Avatar Chris Russell
    January 18, 2023

    Galina is an exceptional Russian teacher who has impressed both me and my children with her professionalism and intelligence. Her teaching style is engaging and effective, making it easy for... read more

    Dmitry Anoshin Avatar Dmitry Anoshin
    April 4, 2023

    Galina Sanaeva is an excellent Russian teacher.

    Ian Janice Avatar Ian Janice
    February 9, 2023

    Fun, engaging and thoughtful lessons make learning Russian an absolute pleasure! I cannot recommend Galina more highly. Her courses are great for all levels of learning, includes lots of varied... read more

    Rianna MacLeod Avatar Rianna MacLeod
    December 20, 2022

    I find that learning the Russian language very insightful and that Galina explains it very well, whatever your level of understanding for the Russian language. Learning a new language is... read more

    Jonnie Cleveland Avatar Jonnie Cleveland
    December 21, 2022
  • Galina taught me in a beginner Russian class (with zero prior experience with speaking, reading or writing the language) and was excellent at teaching concepts and keeping classes fun and... read more

    Stephanie Tarasoff Avatar Stephanie Tarasoff
    February 9, 2023

    Highly recommend Galina's classes! Anna and I have been interested in Russian language and culture for a long time. We've been loving learning about both. Galina has done an amazing... read more

    Noah Masters Avatar Noah Masters
    January 18, 2023

    just had my first lesson! Dr. Sanaeva is engaging, friendly, customizes lessons really well, and has a real passion for teaching the language and culture in tandem. I'm particularly interested... read more

    Jinx Whysper Avatar Jinx Whysper
    December 4, 2022

    Galina is a great teacher. She is well organized and brings culture to class. I highly recommend her class.

    Matt Garner Avatar Matt Garner
    February 8, 2023

    Dr. Sanaeva is an exceptional educator who I highly recommend. She has been tutoring my son for quite some time now. Her extensive knowledge and passion for the subject are... read more

    Aleksey Napolskih Avatar Aleksey Napolskih
    December 20, 2022

    Galina is full of passion and love for the Russian language, and that makes her a wonderful teacher to our two girls. Our children started learning Russian with Galina 2... read more

    Alla Kalujina Gauvreau Avatar Alla Kalujina Gauvreau
    June 15, 2023

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Online group classes and private Russian tutor for all ages and experience levels.

Fun, engaging, and effective lessons to master the Russian language.

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