Dr Patrycja Kamińska received her MA in English Studies and PhD in Linguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She has been employed by the English Department at the University of Szczecin since 1997. Her doctoral thesis dealt with the use of memory aids in foreign language development, while her book, Mnemonic Devices in Language Learning (2004), describes an innovative technique to teach English phrasal verbs. Dr Kamińska co-authored (with Michael Gruneberg and Katarzyna Mijakowska) three self-study coursebooks for beginners in English, French and Spanish, all based on the keyword technique. Dr Kamińska has been supervising BA and MA theses in Applied Linguistics since 2003. Around 150 MA theses written under her supervision have been defended.