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.
By Ben W•
Very enjoyable, very informative! I'm very happy I was able to take this class, I feel like it very thoroughly outlined the basics of many different types/fields of linguistics.
By Diane J•
This course was challenging but very interesting with a good mix of learning modalities. The three presenters plus the subject expert interviewees added interest to the course.
By Alexander S•
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 Becky M•
This is a great linguistics course! It is introductory but through the suggested readings and discussions one can really deepen into the language analysis. Totally recommended!
By Курпас Н•
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•
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 Darren H•
Fantastic! The course was really fun and interesting. I found Professor van Oostendorp's presentation to be informative, enthusiastic, animated and amiable. I've had a blast!
By Patricia Z•
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•
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•
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 Sandra E C E•
The course was as exciting as challenging. The lectures are short but full of information. The interviews were really interesting. I loved it. I totally recommend it.
By Katarina M•
Brilliant course! Content was engaging and varied, lectures were interesting, assigments were just the right level of difficulty Many thanks to everyone involved! :)
By Yuossef a•
A lot of nice talk is said about this training
Organizing ideas and their sequences, linguistic diversity and creative ideas, advocating for growth and development
By José A D G•
O curso muito bom em oferecer uma visão panorâmica dos principais tópicos da linguística contemporânea. Mas poderia ter uma duração maior, aproveitar-se-ia melhor
By Sherry Y•
This course helped me to understand linguistics in a very detailed way. The course was very interesting and lively. Especially the interview session was amazing.
By Kevin T•
Thanks Prof. Marc van Oostendorp, whose introduction of human language is really intriguing and insightful. Looking forward the more advanced courses from him.
By William S•
It gives a great overview of a complicated human evolutionary trait. Instructor is interesting and gives good lectures with facts and questions from students.
Absolutely loved this course. It give me a great insight into linguistics and showed me that this would be something I might be interested in taking further.
This was amazing! So worth it! I learnt so much, and I truly enjoyed the teaching methods as well. I appreciate all who put effort into this; God bless you!
By Nikita P•
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 Elizabeth H B•
This was a great experience!! The content is amazing: all the videos and readings are super easy to understand and learnd from. I trully enjoy this course.
By Valeriya T•
Great review course. This will help to understand what linguistics is doing as a science. It will also help to understand the main subjects of linguistics.
By Stefan Y G•
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•
The course presents very interesting subject matter, and the professor and his assistants do this in a very enthusiastic, energetic and interesting manner.