BTS Debuts Series to Help Fans Learn Korean Amid Social Distancing

Lawrence Kim
March 25, 2020

The new videos will be released for free through Big Hit's fan community app Weverse starting on March 24 at 2 p.m. KST, when the first three episodes will be made available. Whether it be their albums charting at #1 on iTunes as well as Billboard charts or even their fans' unmatched loyalty (ARMY), there really is no stopping BTS! Learn Korean with BTS will provide short content to make it fun and easy for global fans to begin to learn Korean!

BTS's management company, Big Hit Entertainment, first announced the series during a corporate briefing in February, while infection rates in South Korea were still relatively low.

The idea to create the series came after fans of the group asked for English subtitles to be added to videos to help them understand what the band members were singing and rapping about.

"There are only limited ways our fans could learn Korean easily", noted Big Hit's founder, Bang Si-Hyuk.

According to Rolling Stone, each lesson is about three minutes long and has been developed by researchers at the Korean Language Content Institute and Professor Heo Yong of the Department of Korean Education at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

It looks like Big Hit also has more educational content on the way for fans to keep learning.

Separately, BTS put out a video on Monday thanking medical staff around Korea for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and urging fans to practise social distancing.

BTS' popular videos like Run BTS!, Bangtan Bomb and BTS Episode will be reassembled taking the septet's frequently used Koren expressions. Now, BTS is doing its part in helping its global fans have a more personal connection with them.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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