BTS to teach fans Korean with new language videos

Carla Harmon
March 25, 2020

Boyband BTS members have taken it upon themselves to ensure that fans have access to Korean lessons, should they want to learn the language.

The videos will only be three minutes long but they are expecting fans to learn simple Korean phrases and grammar through them. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the Korea Language Contents Institute's professors and researchers have participated in making this initiative possible.

That means by merely downloading the app, you'll be able to instantly connect with various bands like BTS, TXT, SEVENTEEN, and GFRIEND via the platform and start learning Korean in a fun, interactive way. It was also reported by a leading entertainment portal that the idea of starting language lessons came about after the band's passionate fanbase called for subtitles in English to be added to the band's videos. Learn Korean with BTS will provide short content to make it fun and easy for worldwide fans to begin to learn Korean!

Big Hit Entertainment said the first three episodes of the series, "Learn Korean with BTS", will hit Weverse, the mobile app for the BTS fan community, on Tuesday afternoon. Now it has a new video series based on BTS that aims to teach their global fans to speak Korean.

Although they'll be a handy way to pass time in isolation, the lessons were planned before the Covid-19 outbreak.

"With the recent popularity of K-pop and other Korean cultural contents, the demand for learning Korean is increasing greatly, so we are planning Korean education contents to improve our accessibility", Big Hit said.

BTS' Map of the Soul tour will most likely be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.

"Plans for "MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR - SEOUL" included the involvement of a number of global production companies and a large group of expert worldwide crew, with over 200,000 concertgoers expected to attend". The album, released earlier this year, debuted at No. 1 on the RS Charts in early March.

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