It’s official. The Wonder Girls who have been taking intensive English lessons daily, will be stationed in America under JYP New York for the first half of 2009, hoping to break into the market over there. Since the start of December, each Wonder Girl have been learning English 1:1 instead of as a group.
According to Jung Wook, VP of JYP Entertainment, “The Wonder Girls will not be making their debut through music. They do have plans however to have the Wonder Girls in an American tv series in order to get their image across to the viewers and be more well-known in the America entertainment industry. There are no concrete plans though as yet. But one thing is for sure, the Wonder Girls will be focusing more on their activities in America rather than Korea. For the first half of 2009, the Wonder Girls will not be releasing any albums.
Among the Wonder Girls, Yoo Bin is the one with the strongest English ability. While she was in middle school, she came to New York with her mother and learnt English for around 1.5 years and is able to converse in simple English. Kyunghee University student (majoring in post-modern music), Ye Eun and hardworking Sun Ye have been going around with their English tutor the entire day and are able to converse in English now (no mention of the maknaes).
After attending all the year-end shows, the Wonder Girls will probably be taking a little break before heading to America in mid-January to prepare for their debut. They will however be back in Asia in February, flying home to Korea on 14th February and Bangkok on 28th February for their solo concerts.