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.
Jan 03, 2017
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 Brendan T•
Oct 01, 2019
Great course with lots of interesting content for anyone interested in linguistics. My only complaint is that some of the questions (especially the ones in the videos) are a bit poorly worded and can be confusing. Overall though, well worth the time spent, and a big thanks to Dr. Oostendorp, Marten, Inge, the language informants and everyone at Universiteit Leiden & Meertens instituut that made this possible.
by Donè P•
Oct 03, 2019
I absolutely loved this course. I learned so much from the lecturer and the students.
by Ángel M•
Oct 03, 2019
A great and complete introduction to the exciting world of linguistics, with emphasis on language diversity and endangered languages. Highly recommended.
by Georgina W•
Nov 11, 2019
Full of interesting information. I learned a lot in this course and was challenged by the quizzes.
Sep 13, 2017
This course is really good!!
by Ema N•
Feb 26, 2018
Wonderfully instructive, engaging, challenging and interesting. Great course!
by Roberta R•
Nov 04, 2018
The lectures are extremely easy to follow even for somebody who has never heard of linguistics before. The required readings and suggested bibliography were extremely interesting and will give me something to work on even now that I have completed the course. Thanks for creating this great course!
by Issa H•
Oct 20, 2019
The course was very informative and enjoyable. The professor is clear and to the point and I liked his style and logic. The course is well rounded and the course creators have put a lot of effort into designing it and making it engaging. I loved the discussions with Martin and Inge and the opportunity they were give to conduct the interviews. The readings were enjoyable and it was nice to see prof. Noam Chomsky in one of the interviews. I liked the visit to the lab video. This course was quite lovely and the instructors and the students alike are passionate about it. I guess this goes to show that people who choose this field do so because they are so passionate about it.
by Miho G•
Nov 12, 2019
Professor is enthusiastic about the subject! I very much enjoy learning in this course.
by Jacqueline A Á V•
Nov 16, 2019
Me gusto mucho el curso, me ayuda a seguir revitalizando el idioma Kunza de mi pueblo indígena Lickanantay, agradezco los conocimientos entregados.
by Ebru D•
Nov 24, 2019
It was a great course. Many thanks for this opportunity.
by Jan D•
Aug 14, 2017
I really liked the enthusiasm of the professor and Inge and Martin. The complementary interviews were also very interesting. As a post-journalism (and post-premaster) student, it was definitely beneficial for my sociolinguistic master program.
by Saleh A•
Sep 08, 2019
It was my 1st course in couesera and it was very helpful course. It taught me a lot about languages.
by Fotios C•
Sep 11, 2019
Fantastic insight into the world of linguistics! Very high quality course. Professor van Oostendorp creates an atmosphere that makes learning fun. If you have an interest in evolution of languages and in etymology, this is the course you should take!
by Charles M•
Oct 24, 2019
Very interesting course. An excellent introduction to linguistics.
by Yulia S•
Sep 16, 2019
Very interesting, well structured and orginized course.
by Amelia L A•
Aug 27, 2019
Thank you so much!!!! I loved it >w<
I had been waiting for this because I enjoy learning about linguistics but I don't knew where to start, definitely this course was a miracle.
All the resources had a high quality and were a great advantage to understand the subject, it was very funny to analyze different languages (especially in the last section), I learned a lot of things about culture, as well.
Hoping all is well, congratulations for this course. <3
Aug 28, 2019
Great course! Enjoyed it no end! Clearly so much love was put into the making of this program! It is both interesting and full of new information. Shows different sides of profession, so that people like me, new to the theme, could see what linguists actually do. Especially loved readings, as the articles given weren't overly tough, but presented a ton of information on different themes. Can't even start describing how sad I am that the course it at an end!
by antonio b•
Aug 25, 2019
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 Kevin T•
Jul 03, 2018
Thanks Prof. Marc van Oostendorp, whose introduction of human language is really intriguing and insightful. Looking forward the more advanced courses from him.
by Rajendra T•
Aug 20, 2017
Perfect course to get overview of linguistics.
by Agholor C C•
Oct 09, 2019
This course indeed has helped to repackage my profile.
by Alan D D S•
Oct 05, 2016
Mar 22, 2017
This is an extremely interesting and informative course. For me it was really fascinating six weeks of educational process. I am very appreciated to the professor Marc van Oostendorp and his students for this MOOC.
by Tejo D K•
Sep 01, 2018
This is one of the best courses I have done in my life. I always used to wonder about human languages and how they evolved, and this course answered a lot of my questions and now I am even more interested in the subject as I know the technicalities of linguistics. My special thanks to Professor Marc van Oostendorp who was just amazing and made the topics very interesting and creative. The main reason I completed the course though it has some difficult topics was because of his wonderful teaching and ability to grab my attention. My thanks to Inge and Martin for their discussions and their very thoughtful questions. I will wait for other courses from Leiden University, Thank you for making me more knowledgeable.