Interested in Language
Books on CD (or mp3) are a great way to learn both language and culture. Also slang and colloquialisms. ;)
It's a very good idea. I'd use an android or iphone or ipad and use Tunein or another free radio service and listen to BBC World while doing my ironing, situps, pushups, rolling Chinese dumplings, combing the matted hair out of the dog, etc.