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.
Excellent! Really enjoyed and learnt a lot. I did not expect such a great content and professionalism in a free course. I am definitely purchasing for the title.\n\nThanks to all the team! Great job!
by Chantao P•
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•
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 Fadi G•
The Discussions and resources were very informative and the quizzes at all levels were challenging but at the end rewarding thank you
by Benjamin K•
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•
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•
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•
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.