Instead of spending your free time catching up on your Netflix queue, checking your email one more time before bed or using the extra 10 minutes you had to spare this morning to make a to-do list... what if you did nothing?
You need to feel the culture: the music, the people, the food, the place. This can't be a chore, a mathematical problem or a silly game in an App. It's an amazing challenge and the reward will be very beautiful so you need to be all in.
How many language purists don't post on my blogs criticizing this or that minor accent point? The result is that we hear way too much about accent and way too little about what really matters; communication.