Elena Koloyartseva (BE, native Russian) is visiting language professor for Russian at the College of Europe. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Philology, section "Russian as a Foreign Language", and a Ph.D. in Pedagogics from the State University of St Petersburg.

Elena Koloyartseva has acquired extensive teaching experience in the Russian Federation, at the Polytechnical University in St Petersburg (1979-1991), as well as in Belgium at the Centre de la langue russe, at the Katholieke Vlaamse Volkshogeschool and Alcatel-Bell in Antwerp as well as at the Open Leercentrum St-Michielscollege in Schoten. She is a co-partner of the Translation Service Alfa-Vit and has published several academic articles as well as manuals on Russian grammar and conversation.