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.
Mar 22, 2019
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 Aleksandra P•
Jun 10, 2019
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•
May 09, 2016
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•
Feb 23, 2017
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 Benjamin K•
Mar 03, 2017
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•
Mar 30, 2020
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•
Jun 19, 2020
Muy buen curso, me gustaron las variedades de idiomas para comparar. muchas gracias a Coursera y la universidad por lo oportunidad!
by Navarro S M•
Mar 14, 2020
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•
Aug 18, 2019
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•
Feb 11, 2017
Excellent MOOC! Prof. van Oostendorp has done a wonderful job, asking students and colleagues to intervene. Extremely interesting!
Nov 01, 2018
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•
May 08, 2018
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•
Apr 01, 2020
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•
Dec 03, 2016
Perfectly prepared course with a capable linguist and his skilled students. We can acquire a nice overview about linguistics.
by maria k•
Mar 03, 2020
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•
Jul 09, 2019
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•
Jul 29, 2019
Very interesting course, that is challenging but not impossible. The perfect way for young budding linguists to start.
by Alessio T•
Sep 26, 2016
Entertaining and interesting. Good introduction to the subject with plenty of links and references for further study.
by Haider A•
Jun 24, 2020
I studied the subject because of my interest in the topic and found the course very informative. Very good course!
by Matthew J•
Mar 28, 2020
Structure of the course was wonderful, and the professor and aides were great. Really enjoyed the course, thanks!
by Oliver H•
Jun 30, 2019
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•
Jun 24, 2016
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•
May 26, 2016
great enthusiasm and thought provoking, I look forward to more linguistics courses from Universiteit Leiden!
by Kian T•
Jun 16, 2020
that was amazing! i really enjoyed this course and i love linguistics more than before. thank you. good job
by Lukasz D•
Jan 22, 2018
It was a pure pleasure to study linguistics in Leiden University. I recommend the course to all and sundry.
by Ron A•
Feb 08, 2020
Fantastic course! very good explanations, mind-opening. discovering new fields, ideas, and methodologies.