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 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 Mariana C D d S•
Excellent course! Thank you very much Professor Marc van Oostendorp and team! I've learned a lot despite some difficulties I had with English (Intermediate level).
by Rosa B•
the order of the course with intro, lesson, discussions ... interviews. was great! very knowledgable teaching. it's the perfect intro to this fascinating field.
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 Jose 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 John M•
This was an excellent overivew couse. The participation of the language informants was a big plus for demonstrating some of the key points of linguistics.
by Mehrnaz P•
Very informative. The reading material provided and recommended is also very informative and useful. Very fun instructor with very fun topics and students.
by Trang N•
Good introduction to linguistics. Gives a nice overview into different aspects of linguistics and an oppotunity to learn more about different languages :)
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.