Dr. Maria Sulimova

Dr. Maria Sulimova

Lecturer (LfbA)

Slawische Sprachwissenschaft/ Ostslawistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 4403
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37477


Maria Sulimova teaches Russian and Ukrainian languages at the Institute for Slavic Studies. In 2003 - 2009, she studied German language European Literatures and Russian as a Foreign Language at Moscow State Lomonossov University and Humboldt University in Berlin. She was awarded Russian Presidential Prize for Young Scientists in 2009. In 2013, she obtained a joint MA in German medieval literature from the Universities of Bremen and Porto.

She received her Ph.D. in German Linguistics from Moscow State University in 2014 for her dissertation on phraseology in Erich Kästner's prosaic works. Between 2008 and 2018, she taught German and Russian as foreign language at the universities in Moscow, Hanover and Hamburg. In November 2019, Maria joined the Department "Multilingualism in School" (School of Education, University of Wuppertal) as a research assistant.

Professional career

  • since 11/2019
    School of Education, University of Wuppertal. Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 10/2011 - 06/2018
    Teacher of Russian and German languages in Hannover and Hamburg
  • 09/2008 - 09/2011
    Teacher of German at at Moscow State University (Philology department, Russian-German Institute of Culture and Science)


  • 09/2003 - 06/2008
    Master of Arts Degree: Moscow State University, Philology department. German Philology, European and American Literature, Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
  • 10/2005 - 02/2006
    Student exchange term at Humboldt University (Berlin, Faculty of Philosophy II, German Language)
  • 04/2010 - 08/2010
    Student exchange term at Humboldt University (Berlin, Faculty of Philosophy II, German Language)
  • 09/2011 - 08/2013
    Master of Arts: German Literature in the European Middle Ages.Double Degree: University of Bremen, University of Porto.
  • 10/2008 - 09/2014
    Doctoral dissertation.Title: ‘Occasional Phraseology in Erich Kästner’s Works’Philology department, Moscow State University
  • Multilingualism at school
  • Writing didactics
  • Russian III

    Language Practice Russian, Tuesday 17.15-18.45 & Friday 11.15-12.45

  • Russian IV

    Language Practice Russian, Monday 9.15-10.45 & Wednesday 11.15-12.45

  • Russian Translating

    Practical seminar in the "Translation" module, Tuesday 9.15-10.45