One Direction are attempting to brush up on their foreign languages after “embarrassing” themselves at a press conference in Japan last week.
According to The Sun, the boys – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne – were left feeling awkward after they struggled to communicate with both journalists and fans on their trip.
A source told the newspaper: “The press conference in Japan got embarrassing because the boys’ culture shock was so obvious.
“Over the weekend they vowed to learn at least 20 of the most common words in the languages of the countries they’re visiting before they land there.
“They think it will avoid embarrassing moments and build up a bond with fans.”
The lads have apparently been watching videos online so that they’re better equipped to speak to people when they travel across Europe and Asia. Bless!
The source added: “They’re just going to use YouTube tutorials to brush up on their language skills and think that’s going to be enough.”
If you need any help boys, let us know, we’d be happy to give you some private lessons. J’adore One Direction. Ooh la la. Etc. RM