Galina Sanaeva is a certified Russian language instructor, educator, researcher and translator. Galina was born and raised in Russia.
In Russia, she chose an academic career and completed her MEd (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). Galina also holds a Certificate in Training Methods of Teaching Russian as Foreign Language from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (2006).
Galina started teaching in 2003. Galina is an active member of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) and American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR).
Her experience as a researcher includes 14 papers published in Russia, Poland, Canada and Ukraine; several published translations; editorial works; and one book she wrote as a co-author.
Through a highly effective communicative approach, the content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and the mediation strategies which involve linguistic and cultural awareness, Galina helps students to achieve their Russian learning goals quickly. Galina's classes are fun, practical and effective.
In 2023, the only Canadian winners of The XIII International Pushkin of Russian Language Competition were two of Galina's students.