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.
Jan 03, 2017
Excellent! Really enjoyed and learnt a lot. I did not expect such a great content and professionalism in a free course. I am definitely purchasing for the title.\n\nThanks to all the team! Great job!
By Abhinav S•
Mar 22, 2017
This is one of the best MOOCs I've participated in. The lectures are engaging and the student community is vibrant! If you plan to improve your knowledge about the beauty of Languages - Go for it!
By STYLIANOS F F•
Oct 08, 2017
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Linguistics and languages, especially beginners. I enjoyed it and learned very much and I feel ready to continue my studies in this field.
By Katie E•
Mar 24, 2020
This course was fascinating, and the professor and his students were very personable. You can tell that they love the subject they're teaching, and that makes the material even more palatable.
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 Laurel B•
Mar 28, 2017
I found this course to be not only educational but extremely interesting. It provides a great overview of the field of linguistics and does so in an engaging manner. I highly recommend it!
By Brittany O•
Aug 23, 2017
I loved this course. The professor does a fabulous job explaining the material and bringing in others to show the material's relevance.
It was very interesting and I want to learn more!
By Maria V G R•
Aug 20, 2016
It was very interesting and you get to understand a lot about Linguistics, considering the amount of time it requires. It also makes the most of the platform, so it's really well made.
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 Santiago N•
Jun 25, 2018
Wonderfully explained and made with passion, this course introduces us to some basic knowledge of linguistics in the best way possible: by making it fun and completely understandable.
By Blade F•
Jun 08, 2016
I would highly recommend this course! The instructor presents the material in a clear and effective manner, the subject is interesting, and the work fits well and is not overwhelming.
By Tanya M•
May 15, 2018
love this course - it's really great! Working with native speakers of different languages was difficult but fascinating. Interview with Noam Chomsky totally defeat me. I'm impressed.
Dec 02, 2016
Loved this course! The professor was informative and engaging, and Inge and Martin made the class interesting and fun. I also enjoyed the interviews with other experts in the field.
By Marta R R•
Aug 29, 2019
Great course! I have learned a lot about linguistics in a very interactive and dynamic way. I totally recommend it to everyone that is a little bit interested in this discipline.
By Alexander S•
Jul 12, 2018
A great introductory course!Of special value for me were the language informants. Through them understanding the diversity of languages was a lot more interesting and practical.
By Курпас Н•
Aug 14, 2016
I really liked it ! It was a challenge for me personally ! Getting the questions wrong on quizes really discouraged me but then I would keep going and not give up ! Awesome !!!
By Timothy H•
Nov 04, 2018
This is a challenging course, but if you are truly interested in linguistics this is an excellent choice. Certainly the best one available in a MOOC. Thank you for the effort.
By Patricia Z•
Dec 19, 2018
It was my first experience with an online course and it was excellent! The materias were very interesting and difficult but not impossible. I'm very grateful for everything!
By antonio b•
Aug 25, 2019
A very beautiful seminar. It should be a little bit more longer and have some reference to a leading book in order to deepen some of the topic. Is there a follow up course?
By Nikki S•
Oct 10, 2016
I very much enjoyed this course. All of the videos were informative as well as engaging. The material was compelling and I think I may like to learn more in the future!
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! :)
By Kevin T•
Jul 03, 2018
Thanks Prof. Marc van Oostendorp, whose introduction of human language is really intriguing and insightful. Looking forward the more advanced courses from him.
By Nikita P•
Sep 24, 2017
Very good course for those who have not studied linguistics before. The professor gives a good overview of it and excites you with his passion to the topic.
By Stefan Y G•
Sep 15, 2017
This is a wonderful course for entry level linguistics knowledge. Whatever your background is, it will fit you and give you great insight into linguistics.
By Michael C•
Jul 21, 2017
The course presents very interesting subject matter, and the professor and his assistants do this in a very enthusiastic, energetic and interesting manner.