ARMYs all over the world are spending even more time on the internet after social distancing, community quarantine, and self-isolation were being implemented in most places due to the coronavirus pandemic. That being said, BTS is making sure that their fans won’t get bored during the lockdown.
But instead of uploading videos of them performing or doing silly things (they will continue doing this on VLive), RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are going to be international ARMYs’ personal language teachers. The boys will be teaching Korean grammar and expressions in a new web series called Learn Korean With BTS.
Big Hit Entertainment recently released a statement regarding the main purpose of the new series. The lessons were to “make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS's music and contents due to the language barrier.” The series will have 30 episodes with about three minutes long each.
ARMYs can watch Learn Korean With BTS every Monday on the BTS app Weverse.
Korean With BTS was inspired by international ARMYs who have been begging for subtitles to BTS’s videos. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook worked with researchers from the Korean Language Content Institute and Professor Heo Yong of the Department of Korean Education at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for the lesson plans.
All of the BTS members are slowly learning how to speak English fluently, and now it’s international ARMYs’ turn to learn their language as well. So instead of complaining about boredom during the lockdown, BTS made sure that their fans will not only be entertained but they will be learning something new as well.
Speaking of BTS speaking English, J-Hope previously shared that he wanted to master English to help RM during international interviews. While J-Hope can speak Chinese and Japanese quite fluently, he initially had a hard time with English. But that doesn’t mean that the BTS star had given up and stopped learning the language. In fact, J-Hope impressed a lot of ARMYs with how much his English has improved.
In one of his earlier Vlive broadcasts, J-Hope said, “As we’re staying in the U.S., Namjoon speaks in English for all of us. So, to lessen his burden, I try to help him. I’m just trying hard to help him.” Fast forward to today, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.