Living in a Country Does NOT Automatically Make You Fluent in a Foreign Language

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Exec. Dir., Break Diving, Inc. & the Fluency Project

Conventional wisdom says that actually living in a country where the language is spoken is like drinking from a firehose: you become fluent in no time.… Read More “Living in a Country Does NOT Automatically Make You Fluent in a Foreign Language”

How to Use CodeMentor.io to Help You Improve Your Coding Skills While Building an App!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
and… Ruby on Rails web developer

Before I started Break Diving, I created a couple app on my own.  Well, almost on my own.

You can see one of them at www.mymusic.bio.  A simply app to help people document their lives and memories by linking them to the songs they’ve heard over their lifetimes.  It didn’t take off like the rocket I had hoped, but I learned some great lessons as a result, and one of them is that you never have to code alone.… Read More “How to Use CodeMentor.io to Help You Improve Your Coding Skills While Building an App!”

The Fluency Book – Dinosaurs (ANIMALS)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc. & the Fluency Project

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common Dinosaurs that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!… Read More “The Fluency Book – Dinosaurs (ANIMALS)”