I am often asked by students how to use English outside the classroom despite their busy lives in Madrid. Even if your home and work-life are generally in Spanish, or any language that isn't English or that matter, here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure you are practicing all the skills and using your time as effectively as possible.
Start with your computer! The internet is dominated by English, so are you using English webpages when browsing where possible? Is your browser set to English?