Indiana University Bloomington

Ariann Stern-Gottschalk, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Director of the Summer Language Workshop

Sara Stefani

Office number: GA 4045
Office telephone: (812) 855-1648
E-mail address:

Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Dissertation: "The Verbs of Motion in Old Russian Texts: a Comparative Grammatical Analysis of a Nascent Verb Class."

Research Interests: Currently, I am very invested in studying and discussing different ideas and trends in language teaching and course development, instructor training and support. Some of my work and study right now focuses on applying national standards and intended proficiency-based outcomes to curricula and assessments for Less Commonly Taught Languages; teaching to specific modalities in the second language curriculum (especially reading); improving pedagogy through peer evaluation and course assessment; developing models for online instructional and teacher training collaborations. In my teaching, I’d like to develop more undergraduate courses that explore the intersections of language and culture in Rus’ and Russia.

Courses I have taught at IU:

  • Intermediate Russian
  • Russian for Graduate Students
  • Old Russian Literature
  • Old Church Slavic
  • Polish Jewish Culture
  • Methods of Russian Language Instruction