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Ariann Stern-Gottschalk

Director of the IU Summer Language Workshop & Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Based on my experience teaching a course on reading in Russian, I am working on a reader to assist Russian learners develop reading strategies and confidently recognize the elements that comprise the word (prefixes, roots, suffixes), high frequency words and common phrases and syntactical structures. I am also developing a survey course on Russian poetry and poetics, in large part as another means of helping students in their language learning and cultural understanding. My work and conversations with graduate students, especially in the Summer Language Workshop, have prompted me to start a series of workshops on professionalization as scholars and teachers. Finally, I am exploring two sets of medieval Slavic manuscripts in the Lilly and am looking for the time to write descriptions of them. 


  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Recently Taught Courses

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

Research Interests

My research interests include Medieval Slavic paleography and text linguistics, Old Russian and Old Church Slavic morphophonology and morphosyntax, language assessment, teaching to specific modalities in the second language curriculum, the History of Jews in Poland, and Slavic influences on Yiddish/Yiddish in the Slavic Sprachbund.