I don’t think this is a super recent new function, which just goes to show how long I haven’t “study” Korean!
I’m very pleasantly surprised at how the KBS news site now has individual new clips with transcripts and also.. SUBTITLES.
This is totally a godsend for Korean learners!
News are often the hardest form of listening practice (personal opinion). Not only is the vocabulary used more difficult, the sentence structure can be more formal and even the intonation and tone is different from everyday conversations in dramas / variety shows.
Having the transcript below the clip was great but still it was rather difficult to keep scrolling up and down to look at both. But with the subs function, it’s perfect!!
I love how you can turn off the subs to practice listening and see how much you can absorb and later on turn on the sub to watch the clip for the 2nd time. (and then look at the transcript to learn new words / phrases)
When it comes to self-studying, one should get creative with resources and find different ways of using them! Besides the above method I shared, I would also use it to work on my intonation and pronunciation. Looking at the subs and seeing how it’s spoken in real time can help you better grasp the sounds and flow of Korean.