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.
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.
I very much liked the professor, he has a contagious energy and is entertaining to hear and watch. Overall an excellent course, learned a lot
By Wee K N•
The videos are clear and informative. The recommended reading materials are interesting and relevant. The informants' video are interesting.
By Hanna P•
without any doubt the best course among those I have studied or tried out on and beyond coursera. a huge thanks to the whole team behind it!
By Damaris S•
I learned so much about Linguistics that I had previously not learned. I loved the structure of the course and the flexibility it offered.
By Fernanda M P•
The course was excellent. I could review some of the main concepts of Linguistic through very well designed lessons and fruitful material.
By Kasmin F•
Immensely enlightening. I'd recommend this course to anyone who loves languages and wants to explore the fascinating world of linguistics
By Hernán S•
This course was excellent! because this made me an overview of linguistic science, their internal fields, and their main topics of study.
By Aleksandra P•
This is a very well-organized and engaging course:) I do have a solid background in linguistics and I still found it really interesting.
By Chantao P•
so instructive, so attractive.
I'm very interested in Language and Society, I expect to acquire more knowledge on human language. Thanks!
By Irene A•
A great course for those who are interested in the subject and want to take a general first look into linguistics. I really enjoyed it.
By Fadi G•
The Discussions and resources were very informative and the quizzes at all levels were challenging but at the end rewarding thank you
By Benjamin K•
Covers a wide range of topics and goes quite in-depth given time constraints. The professor is clearly passionate about the subject.
By Arielle A•
Very educational and challenging course. I was pleased to see the explanation and use of Sign language brought up during the course.
By Gianluca B•
Muy buen curso, me gustaron las variedades de idiomas para comparar. muchas gracias a Coursera y la universidad por lo oportunidad!
It was fantastic, challenging and brought me refreshing theoretical inputs to add to my knowledge on the area. Thank you very much.
By Marcela C•
Fantastic. I didn’t know anything about linguistics and now I know basic concepts and have many extra books to read and learn more.
By Bertille M•
Excellent MOOC! Prof. van Oostendorp has done a wonderful job, asking students and colleagues to intervene. Extremely interesting!
Prof. van Oostendorp is an excellent and motivational teacher. I feel like a got a real introduction to the field of linguistics!
By Guaraciara A d S S•
It is a very interesting course. The method is so easy and deep ate same time and it makes us think about our human condiction.
By Santiago H•
If someone out there is wondering what a language is and how a language works, this course is what you have been looking for.
By Sarka B•
Perfectly prepared course with a capable linguist and his skilled students. We can acquire a nice overview about linguistics.
By maria k•
This course made me to think more deeply about languages and human. Not only it gave me knowledge in linguistics, but also m
By Huda T•
it is a fabulous course. I spent interesting time with it. it is more than linguistics. it make you thinking as a linguist.
By Abhiraj G•
Very interesting course, that is challenging but not impossible. The perfect way for young budding linguists to start.
By Alessio T•
Entertaining and interesting. Good introduction to the subject with plenty of links and references for further study.