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Episode Info: Do you think English is going to play an important role in K-Pop music? You are hearing more and more English in K-Pop songs these days and more K-Pop idols can speak English.  This might have a part in K-Pop growing a larger International market. Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast again to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco how English is becoming a bigger role in K-Pop music, how English can play towards K-Pop’s success globally, if it’s important for K-Pop Idols to know and study English, does English in K-Pop help with younger generations of Koreans wanting to learn English, and what the future of English in the K-Pop industry is going to be. It’s all about English in K-pop on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:42 A brief introduction of our guest, Saber Lane, why she got into K-Pop music, and her favorite K-Pop band. 02:48 Marco goes into some of his favorite K-Pop bands and his background with K-pop. 03:15 K-pop has become a lot more popular around the world and everyone discusses if they think English has anything to do with that international success. 05:05 Blackpink has members that have lived abroad, and Marco and Saber talk about how more K-Pop idols are living or coming from abroad countries. 06:18 BTS has a member of the band that speaks English and Marco and Saber tell how he learned English and if that played any role in the band’s success globally. 08:36 Some of the strange English you might have heard in older and newer K-Pop songs. 09:28 Some of the reasons and opinions on why K-Pop has become so appealing outside of Korea. 14:45 Do we think English will become a necessity for K-Pop bands and Idols, and other important languages K-Pop bands learn? 17:08 Bands with English speaking members and its importance with doing interviews and promoting their own brand. 18:28 Is the use of English in K-Pop influencing younger Koreans to learn and study English? 23:00 Do K-Pop bands have expiry dates, what happens to bands when members get a little older, and how do they stay relevant. 27:08 Have any of us used K-Pop in our classrooms or to help with teaching English and if we think it could be used. 29:35 Where we see the future of English in the K-Pop industry and how it could help it. 31:55 Adam wants to be a K-Pop star! How can he do it? Does he have to change his name? Some K-Pop idols that use common English names. 32:35 Some of our favorite K-Pop songs and why some song titles are in English or translated to English. K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website: Face Book: Email: This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook: This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website: Facebook:   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and ...
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