What are the best tips to help you get the most out of Learn Korean with BTS?

Sabrina Rain Samson - Contributor

You open your Weverse app and start watching the first few Learn Korean with BTS episodes. You constantly catch yourself pausing the video while trying to put together the words uttered by the BTS members themselves. Three episodes in and it's not easy to pick up for beginners. Don't worry because there are some important parts that you need to learn first so that you can follow the series without a hitch. If you're an ARMY who got even more confused with Learn Korean with BTS, these surefire tips will help you out! It's always way more fun to learn Korean especially if the Bangtan members are your teachers.

  1. 1Learn Hangul before anything else


    In the first episode of Learn Korean with BTS, viewers will get a glimpse of the Korean alphabet used in simple phrases and greetings. This alphabet is known as Hangul in Korean. However, if you're not familiar with Hangul, the rest of the series will be confusing to follow. Given that there is no romanization of the Korean alphabet and you have to depend on what you hear to get what the letter is equivalent to. There are instances when the Bangtan members speak too fast so it's not advisable to depend on their speech alone. The best way to make most of these free lessons is to learn Hangul first. You can check out videos or photos of the Korean alphabet and their equivalent in English. From there, it will be easier to navigate through the episodes, even if you don't fully pronounce it well yet. It's fine, you're still learning!

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  1. 2Leave the subtitles ON


    This may seem like a no-brainer but if you're a beginner, it's best to leave the subtitles on for Learn Korean with BTS. Although you can learn a language by reading and listening to the words, you won't be able to understand and apply it. That's why it's ideal to leave the subs on for the duration of the series so that you can contextualize their meaning. Even better, you can slowly start speaking it without worrying if you're saying the wrong words. While the subtitles are on, you can also take note of how they were used in that particular video. For example, you will understand that during a VLIVE, the boys use more casual words than let's say, a formal speech.

  2. 3Apply the four language skills


    If you've learned a new language before, you must be familiar with the skills needed to become fluent. In case this is your first time delving into a new language, the essential skills needed are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If you do all these skills while watching Learn Korean with BTS, it will help you progress further. Don't hesitate to pick up your notebook and write notes as you're watching the episodes. It will help you memorize the alphabet and meaning better. It will also improve your Korean writing skills. If you plan to watch them again, you can refer to your notes and speak it out to see how the language rolls in your tongue.

  1. 4Utilize other learning resources


    Learn Korean with BTS is only one of the resources where you can learn the language. This means that you can totally make use of other Korean language learning resources! You can't actually be fluent in the language if you only depend on Learn Korean with BTS. It's only a bonus that Bangtan are teaching their fans how to speak their mother tongue. If you are determined to understand the language better, you can learn Korean through apps, videos, and podcasts, among many others. You can also learn about nuances like the formalities in other places. Some neat recommendations that can help you along with Learn Korean with BTS are Duolingo and Talk To Me In Korean.


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