Welcome to Bangtan Korean!

Learn Korean with BTS! At Bangtan Korean you’ll find bite-sized Korean lessons, English translations of BTS songs, and vocabulary lessons based on those songs.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive Korean course, but a fun palatable way to learn things about the Korean language and to increase your vocabulary.

Click here for a quick run-down of what the vocab lessons will look like.

About me

What am I?

I am a huge language nerd. Seriously. I spend at least 2 hours a day knee-deep in languages that are not my native tongue. I have learned 3 foreign languages to an advanced level, and various others to lesser degrees.

I am a huge lyrics nerd. Some of my favourite lyricists are John Mayer, Brandi Carlisle, Brandon Flowers, Andrew Belle, and Kim Namjoon.

What am I not?

I am not a native Korean speaker. I learned it just like you’re going to/are in the middle of doing. That means I have a good understanding of what parts of the language may be difficult for a native English speaker to learn, and how to best teach those parts.

I am not a professional teacher. But I’m pretty good at teaching, I’m told.

BTS lyrics English and Korean