Ever since I found out about anime in 2007 I wanted to learn Japanese. Unfortunately, I could only start it almost ten years later. A lot of people start learning new languages late in life for several different reasons. Some do it for professional matters, others because they want to explore a different culture fully and others just because they love challenges. For this last part I may assure you: learning a new language once you are older is something extremely challenging, something that if you don’t put all your heart into it, simply won’t happen. But just because it is tricky, it doesn’t mean it will be painful or even impossible. Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding experiences I have come across in my life. I know I haven’t done much yet but beginning to learn Japanese only two years ago changed my perception about a lot in life. It not only led me to learn so much more than a language, but made me capable of better understanding a culture and its intrinsic mysteries, besides leading me to meet new wonderful people. This is why I want to share some tips on how to study a new language and keep your focus.