June 11, 2021 12:35
The songs of boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, will be used as Korean-language learning materials for schools overseas.
The government decided to publish new textbooks for young Korean-language learners all around the world by the end of the year that take advantage of the global K-pop craze.
"There are barely any Korean textbooks for youngsters overseas despite surging demand for language lessons," an Education Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. "Some 60 experts will develop a curriculum for primary and secondary schools and create textbooks based on it."
They will include plenty of K-pop content like BTS lyrics and videos.
Schools in 39 countries now teach Korean as a second or even first foreign language.
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