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 Diana S•
Feb 28, 2017
Exceeded all my expectations! This is a wonderful MOOC for anyone interested in Linguistics.
Jun 17, 2018
As beautiful as demanding, but definitely worth it!
Oct 12, 2016
It was pretty good!
by Kasmin F•
Mar 04, 2017
Immensely enlightening. I'd recommend this course to anyone who loves languages and wants to explore the fascinating world of linguistics
by Yolanda L•
May 23, 2016
Great course! The professor is enthusiastic and very clear in his presentation, and they present the material in digestible, clear language. The course also did a good job prioritizing what to include in a short amount of videos. Thank you!
by Ana B•
Sep 03, 2016
This is an excellent course! Too bad it doesn't provide the Statement of Accomplishment.
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 Johanna A•
Aug 07, 2017
This is an absolutely awesome course.
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 Deleted A•
Nov 13, 2017
I love linguistics and I love this course!!
by Colleen S•
Jul 17, 2017
Highly recommended! This was my first Coursera course and I will never forget it. I took it before taking Linguistics at UMass. It helped me immensely and really got me interested in the subject. Now I am taking a TESOL certification course. To say this course opened doors for me is an understatement.
by Alexey D•
Aug 09, 2017
Amazing teachers and very interesting course, many thanks!
by Shuman L•
Sep 17, 2016
nice course! Interesting and informative
by Emily H•
Oct 03, 2016
I found the course very informative, there was quite a lot of information in there for only six weeks of study but it didn't feel overwhelming either. Professor Marc van Oostendorp was very engaging in his presentation of the material, and I liked the fact that his students were there to ask questions as well. I also liked how the language informants were used - I was able to practice what I had learned in the other videos by analysing their speech patterns. Overall, I was quite impressed by this course.
by Ngoc N N•
Dec 04, 2016
Great course! It was fun to go through and I particularly enjoyed the 5th module.
by Jose C•
Jul 03, 2017
Excepcional. Aprendí muchísimo. Una gran guía al mundo de la lingüística con actividades muy dinámicas.
by Sayar G R•
Aug 06, 2017
It was great.
by Stefan Y G•
Sep 15, 2017
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 Javier F•
Feb 28, 2017
I've found the course extremely interesting and well organized to be an introductory course. I had no special need for the course and, accordingly, no special expectations besides the joy of learning the basics of a subject that I've always liked, and of acquiring some basic skills on it.
Professor Marc van Oostendorp does a remarkable job on being didactic, clear, interesting and covering a nice selection of aspects of this wonderful field.
The course's dynamics is very nice: lectures, dialogues, assignments, interviews, informants' contributions, readings, forum, quiz... it's never boring, really nicely structured!
A point which in my opinion can be improved: the redaction of the questions in the quizzes are many times unclear, confusing and even misleading. After the fun of completing the week assignments with a lot of attention put into details, it's a pity when the quiz is not clear or frustrating.
Thank you, I enjoyed it a lot!
by Randolph W•
Aug 28, 2016
I shall say it's a perfect introduction course for one who's interested in linguistic : )))
by Andrew C•
Mar 09, 2017
A very enjoyable, engaging course which touches on the fundamentals of Linguistics. I found the professor, as well as the assistants delightful, and the language informants were also very exciting to have. It was challenging at a few points despite my background and interest in Linguistics, however, it was well worth the effort.
I sincerely hope I can take more courses from Leiden, or perhaps study there one day. This course reaffirmed my interest in Leiden from 10 years ago.
by Nikki S•
Oct 10, 2016
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!
Oct 09, 2017
This was my first Coursera course and I found it immensely informative and interesting. Professor van Oostendorp seems to have a genuine enthusiasm for linguistics, which made working through the modules rather enjoyable. I also greatly appreciated the extras (i.e. discussions with his students, interviews, etc.) as they really helped to solidify my understanding of the material. My only quibble is I wish the correct answers were provided after completion of each quiz, as this would have helped with my review. But overall, I loved this course and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in linguistics!
by Tanya M•
May 15, 2018
love this course - it's really great! Working with native speakers of different languages was difficult but fascinating. Interview with Noam Chomsky totally defeat me. I'm impressed.
by Курпас Н•
Aug 14, 2016
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 !!!