If, like us, you're an i-ARMY, now you have a shot at forgoing subtitles altogether! Earlier today, March 23, Big Hit Entertainment announced that world-famous K-pop boy group BTS is set to release a new series of videos aimed at helping fans learn the Korean language. How's that for an educational quarantine activity?
Officially titled Learn Korean with BTS, the project's goal is to “make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS' music and contents due to the language barrier.” The company also stated that professors and researchers at respected institutions like Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the Korea Language Contents Institute helped create the content.
According to Soompi, the short-form vids will use "pre-existing footage from BTS’s variety show Run BTS! and their online content (such as their Bangtan Bomb and BTS Episode clips) to teach fans Korean words and expressions frequently used by the BTS members. Each video will be approximately three minutes long and will provide a brief lesson about Korean phrases and grammar."
We're excited to be their students. The fun initiative will be released for free through Big Hit’s fan community app Weverse starting tomorrow, March 24, at 2 p.m. KST (or 1 p.m. in Manila time, FYI!). That's when the first three episodes from the current total lineup of 30 will be made available.