Ella Mintsys


Senior Lecturer


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Studied English Philology at Vasyl Stefanyk State Teacher Training Institute in Ivano-Frankivsk (now Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University) (Ukraine) from1973 to 1978. Since 1978, has been teaching at the English Philology Department. Teaches EFL, Practical Grammar and Linguistic Stylistics.

Professional development:

Participated in the Exchange Programme Civilization of the United States at New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Multinational Institute of American Studies (USA), 2001.

 From 1996 till 2015 a member of TESOL-Ukraine organization.

Completed a training course at V. Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University (04.05.2016 – 03.06.2016).

Attended Dinternal Education Seminar “New Dimensions in Assessment and Learning” (24.04.2018).

Completed a 32-hour course “Teacher Research and Curriculum Study” designed and delivered by the British Council Ukraine within the framework of the New Generation School Teacher project (Drahobrat, 01.07. 2018 -7.07.2018р.).

Completed a 40-hour course “Trainer Development” (Lviv, 16.01.2019-21.01.2019).

Participated in the second annual TEDx IvanaFrankaStED event “English Education in the Digital Age (Chernivtsi, 05.25.2019).

In 2011 a co-author of the book Developing Intercultural Competence through English: Focus on Ukrainian and Polish Cultures, within the framework of a joint intercultural project between the Jagiellonian University(Poland) and Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ukraine).

Peculiarities of Danielle Steel’s Style: Lexical Rhetorical Devices (2012), Structure and Functions of Absolute Participial Constructions in Modern Prose (2012), Allusion in contemporary prose: Case study (2013), Compositional and Stylistic Peculiarities of Chick Lit (2014), The use of diminutives as a peculiarity of Roald Dahl’s style (based on the book Matilda)(2015), Blurb as a paratextual element (2015), Evaluative peculiarities of diminutive suffixes (2015), Paratextual Elements in Contemporary Romance (based on Danielle Steel’s Novel “Message from Nam”)(2015), Metaphoric Representation of the Concept “Word” (2016). Allusion as a Stylistic Peculiarity of John Grisham’s Crime Novel The Broker (2017). Linguostylistic Peculiarities of John Grisham’s Crime Novel The Broker (2017). Ways of Encouraging Students’ Participation (2019). Zoonyms: Contextual Meaning in Literary Context (based on the novel “Bless Me, Ultima!” by Rudolfo Anaya) (2019).


Stylistics in Exercises. Part 1 (2007). Stylistics in Exercised. Part 2 (2008).

Together with co-authors from the English Philology Department published such manuals: Building Writing Skills (2011), Story Retelling (2011), English Grammar (2011), Theory and Practice (2011), Text Interpretation and Analytical Reading of English Prose Fiction. An Introduction (2015), English Grammar: Tenses Active Voice (2019).

English Grammar: Reported Speech Passive Voice Part 2

English Grammar: Tenses in the Active Voice Part 1

Joint authorship with fourth- and fifth-year students: The Use of Epithets in Fiction Text (based on Harper Lee’s Novel To Kill a Mockingbird) (2014) – O. Monyuk, The Problem of Idiostyle in Contemporary Linguistics (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “Great Gatsby”) – S. Ladovska, Semantic and Stylistic Peculiarities of Paroimiea : Concept “Friendship) (2016) – Kh. Kolisnyk, Genre and Lexical Peculiarities of Enid Blyton’s Adventure Prose for Children (2016) – I. Horpynyak, Metaphors and Similes in Contemporary American Prose: D. Tartt’s Novel The Goldfinch (2016) – E. Chik.