BTS launches weekly web series to help fans learn Korean


The K-pop stars' record label, Big Hit Entertainment, have announced there will be 30 sessions available on the app Weverse.

They stated that the lessons are "designed to make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS' music and contents due to the language barrier."

Bit Hit's boss Bang Si-Hyuk commented: "There are only limited ways our fans could learn Korean with ease.

"Big Hit has created Korean learning media using artist content for a more rewarding and immersive experience for our fans."

To make the learning even more fun, users will be shown a series of clips of the band, some from the group's own reality series Run BTS!.

The video tutorials will be "reassembled so that one can learn Korean by listening to expressions used frequently by the members."

BTS - which is made up of V, Jungkook, Jimin, SUGA, Jin, RM, and J-Hope - have teamed up with the Korean Language Content Institute and Professor Heo Yong of the Department of Korean Education at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for the series.

The web series announcement comes after they were forced to cancel their shows in their home city of Seoul as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Map of the Soul tour was due to hit the Olympic Stadium on April 11, 12, 18, and 19.