Mar 24, 2020

BTS launch online lessons for fans to learn Korean

Boy band BTS are launching a web series to help fans teach themselves Korean.

The group, who were formed in Seoul in 2010, will host 30 lessons on the social media app Weverse from 24 March.

The episodes are "designed to make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS' music and contents due to the language barrier," said their record label in a statement.

Although they'll be a handy way to pass time in isolation, the lessons were planned before the Covid-19 outbreak.

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.

(BBC News)