Sep 24, 2017
Extremely informational, well presented, with questions that stimulate reflection. The optional reading material is food for thought. I hope to see more courses from the same professor and University.
Mar 22, 2019
I've taken a number of online courses on linguistics now, and this one was by and far the best. The material covered is indepth and engaging, and the professor's enthusiam makes the videos a delight.
By Marty M M•
Feb 24, 2019
The best part of this course was the introduction of many useful resources: World Atlas of Language Structures, Ethnologue, Babel Magazine, etc. The lecturer and his assisting students are entertaining and easy to understand.
By Evan S•
Mar 11, 2019
This was an exciting course that uses real people to demonstrate linguistic concepts. It was a great idea to have speakers of less internationally familiar languages such as Gungbe and Berber to demonstrate how it is possible to understand the basics of a language's structure (despite having no prior knowledge of that particular language).The video discussions and interviews were a nice way to break up lectures and provide real-life context to the course.
By Sara C•
Mar 13, 2019
Very good and complete. I wish there was more!
By Armas M•
Jan 13, 2019
My time with this course was awesome...I learned things more than my expectations ....
especially thanks to " Professor Marc Van Oostendorp",doing a great job ...
By Katarina M•
Nov 30, 2018
Brilliant course! Content was engaging and varied, lectures were interesting, assigments were just the right level of difficulty Many thanks to everyone involved! :)
Dec 17, 2018
By robert m•
Dec 02, 2018
Insightful and enjoyable.
By Danai I V•
Aug 02, 2018
By Akhilesh S•
Aug 09, 2018
This is a wonderful and fun course. A must for anyone interested to know about the study of linguistics.
By Huang J•
Aug 15, 2018
Before I start, I didn't expect the course to be as well structured and helpful as it turns out. It enables the learner to have a clear big picture of language studies landscape. Chapeau and thanks to its creators!
By Tejo D K•
Sep 01, 2018
This is one of the best courses I have done in my life. I always used to wonder about human languages and how they evolved, and this course answered a lot of my questions and now I am even more interested in the subject as I know the technicalities of linguistics. My special thanks to Professor Marc van Oostendorp who was just amazing and made the topics very interesting and creative. The main reason I completed the course though it has some difficult topics was because of his wonderful teaching and ability to grab my attention. My thanks to Inge and Martin for their discussions and their very thoughtful questions. I will wait for other courses from Leiden University, Thank you for making me more knowledgeable.
By Wallace N O•
Sep 05, 2018
One of the best courses I've ever taken. Thank you!
Sep 07, 2018
This course is so fun and informative, and I was actually sad when it ended. Oostendorp is a fantastic professor and I highly recommend his course.
By jamie b•
Sep 10, 2018
This is course for those who love language and also for those who want to explore the miracle of language . Pro. Ostendrop and his team breaks down the syllabus into a bit size and in very friendly manner . Its like we're sitting in a live class room. In the middle of the module there are interviews from experts such as Noam Chomsky, we all know he's a mammoth figure in linguistic realm. Thanks Coursera and thanks all the teams who are involved in creating this course.
By Charles M•
Oct 09, 2018
By Ryan T M•
Oct 15, 2018
Very interestding course. Covers just enough to make it achievable, but also opens the door to a lot in terms of linguistic study. Definitely recommended to anybody who is interested in language and culture.
By Isaac M Á•
Oct 17, 2018
Very nice course.
By Manuel L•
Aug 20, 2018
Excellent introduction on the several fields of linguistics.
By Bhaskar P•
Sep 22, 2018
Dr. Van Oostendorp and Leiden University have created a course of outstanding quality. It far exceeded my expectations and has provided an excellent introduction to the subject of Linguistics.
By Ameer A•
Sep 29, 2018
This course is really useful and it helped me increase my information about linguistics!
i would really thank the professor Marc Van Oostendrop for his kindness and for his simple style to facilitate the materials of this course. I wish I get other free courses as this great one!
Best regards to all who participated in this course!
See you in new other courses from Coursera!
By Sunny S•
Jul 09, 2016
A lot of materials are accessible in the course. It is obvious that professors have done a lot of preparation, so that the learning experience is really amazing. The course arises my interest for Linguistics. Highly recommended.
By Emese K•
Sep 11, 2017
just love the way this course is.
By Iushchencko A•
Jun 26, 2016
I would like to say an enormous "Thank You" to everyone who contributed to this Course to be accessible: to professor Marc van Oostendorp, to Marten and Inge, to informants, to translators, redactors, designers and all whom I didn't mention but who were those thanks to whom we now know all we know and share this with others! The Course specifically opened to me that our living in four walls and thinking about ourselfs mostly hides us from all the beatiful unknown things happening in the world: from other cultures, other ways of looking at things! Indeed, folks, live in peace, let it be so!
By Maria P•
Jun 23, 2016
Some of the material could be a bit more analytical, and there were a few problems with the quiz questions. Other than that, perfect! Great introduction to linguistics. Thank you for your hard work!
By Rajendra T•
Aug 20, 2017
Perfect course to get overview of linguistics.