This is not a drill! K-pop fans will soon be able to learn Korean with BTS

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This is not a drill! K-pop fans will soon be able to learn Korean with BTS

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There’s probably nothing worse than waiting weeks for subtitles to be released for a video that’s approximately 3 minutes long. But thanks to BTS, that may not be a problem for much longer.

BTS’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, broadcasted in a briefing that they are rolling out several exciting new projects, one of which happens to be an official “Learn Korean with BTS” program, launching in stages starting this March.

“We are preparing Korean language education content for our fans,” Bang Si-Hyuk, Big Hit’s founder, said at the conference. “There are many fans who can’t enjoy Big Hit content to the fullest due to the language barrier. Foreign media point out that there is ‘more demand for learning Korean thanks to K-pop,’ but there are only limited ways our fans could learn Korean with ease.”

It is worth noting that the boy group won't exactly be scribbling on whiteboards to help teach fans Korean. Instead, it seems like a language learning experience has been created based entirely around existing BTS content i.e. songs, speeches, and interviews.

Big Hit Entertainment also announced that though BTS will be the first group to launch the program, other artists within the label will also be added to the Korean-teaching roster.

Fingers crossed, YG Entertainment follows suit with Blackpink!

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