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.
The course was well-organised and very interesting. It covered the different aspects of linguistics wonderfully and prompted me to delve further into specific fields of linguistics such as phonetics.
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.
By Haider A•
I studied the subject because of my interest in the topic and found the course very informative. Very good course!
By Matthew J•
Structure of the course was wonderful, and the professor and aides were great. Really enjoyed the course, thanks!
By Oliver H•
Very interesting and easy to follow, though the quizzes are very hard, and the fact that it was free was amazing!
By Mario A L G•
It is a very good Introduction for those of Us that know nothing of Linguistics. I was very happy to take it.
By Shaun M P•
great enthusiasm and thought provoking, I look forward to more linguistics courses from Universiteit Leiden!
By Kian T•
that was amazing! i really enjoyed this course and i love linguistics more than before. thank you. good job
By Lukasz D•
It was a pure pleasure to study linguistics in Leiden University. I recommend the course to all and sundry.
By Ron A•
Fantastic course! very good explanations, mind-opening. discovering new fields, ideas, and methodologies.
By Diana F•
An interesting course with a good learning environment. I miss already the teacher, and Martin and Inge!
By Akhilesh S•
This is a wonderful and fun course. A must for anyone interested to know about the study of linguistics.
By bokyeong k•
Week 3 test was quite complicated, so I spent a lot of time, but it was worthy. Thanks for nice videos.
By Jose C•
Excepcional. Aprendí muchísimo. Una gran guía al mundo de la lingüística con actividades muy dinámicas.
By Isabelle K•
Energetic, engaging and thorough presentation of the topic and sub-topics by Professor van Oostendorp.
The course was so interesting and beneficial.
I can recommend this course to every linguistic beginner!