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 Danni B•
Jun 15, 2020
Extremely interesting, videos were entertaining and informative. My only criticism is that the quizzes and final exam seemed to be at a higher difficulty than the course material, and often they were poorly worded or the correct answers didn't seem to be right.
by Casandra H M•
Jul 12, 2020
The videos are pretty good, the explanations are easy to understand and I enjoyed the extra material (reading resources). The only thing I would change about this course are the exams, they ask very specific questions and things that may not be that important.
by Mo M•
May 26, 2019
Good and intense introduction, but difficult multiple choice questions as most answers are deeply rooted in the clips and not in a reading text.
love the free access to Ethnologue and introduction to other linguistic tools such as WALS.
Thanks to the team.
by Aryn H•
Aug 20, 2018
This was a very interesting course and introduced me to a lot of interesting concepts and expanded my understanding of the concept of linguistics. I felt some areas could have been explored a bit deeper but overall I enjoyed the course very much.
by Siddharth S•
Nov 08, 2016
The course was very interesting and well laid out. The only problems I faced were technical issues during quizzes and forum posts, but the course content itself is excellent and a good starting point for exploring linguistics and human languages.
by Elena A•
May 02, 2017
It is a nice course, very well organized for those you are eager to learn about the theoritical aspects of linguistics, such as semantics, morphology. Every video has several quizes, just like every module. I would surely recommend it to anyone.
by Serhii M•
Aug 27, 2020
Very interesting and useful course albeit not too deep. It would be great to deepen the covered topics (not to make the course longer!) by adding additional materials for reading and viewing and by making the quizes bigger. Thank you!
by Gustavo C d M•
Jun 26, 2016
VERY good content and classes! Some questions in the quizzes are confusing, and there was the trouble with the required reading for Week 3. The first Honors assignment is confusing - specially its very last input question.
by Lucy S•
Aug 29, 2017
It's an excellent introduction to linguistics! This course gives learners a general picture of how the field of linguistics look like. Assignments and assessments are of moderate difficulty. Definitely worth taking it!
by Elisabet S•
Nov 11, 2016
Sometimes it was hard to understand the concept the professor was trying to make, because some grammatical forms were wrong and therefore the whole concept misleading. Otherwise very interesting course and thank you!
by J. E•
Oct 11, 2019
The course is excellent and the videos are very entertaining and engaging. The only problem I had was that the test questions were sometimes confusing and several of their answers could be considered true.
by Yaroslava F•
Jun 23, 2017
This was an interesting but challenging course. What I would recommend as an improvements is that the quizzes included comments for wrong answers and suggestions what material to re-read or listen.
by Juan A M O•
Jun 30, 2020
It is a great course. With truly interesting guests, well organized, with helpful complementary material (Ethnologue and papers). The only thing to fix are some quizzes (specially, the first one).
by Pascal W•
Jul 21, 2019
I am essentially learning languages for work or for fun but this course gave me an opportunity to consolidate some knowledge / understanding about languages and across many languages. Excellent!
by SUZANNE R•
Aug 13, 2017
Good introduction to linguistics led by a charming Professor with great enthusiasm for his subject. It was certainly enough to convince me that the study of linguistics is not for me
by Zhibiao Z•
Apr 07, 2017
It's fantastic to have a brief look into the intriguing Linguistics. There's so much to learn. But some of the readings and test might be too difficult and improper for a beginner.
by Sara M A•
Mar 25, 2018
There's just one problem: the exams. The questions and logic behind the answers are not clear enough. It's an excellent course and certainly, it would be relevant to my career.
Apr 27, 2020
The course was a nice introduction to linguistics, many topics were covered, but not in a very detailed way. I was expecting more examples from different languages.
by Ewa P•
Aug 13, 2016
Interesting way of presenting the basics of linguistics. Helps a lot to organise crucial informatinon in one's memory. Lessons, however, are too similar.
by Nata S•
Nov 12, 2017
A very nice introduction, covers a variety of topics that different branches of linguistics study, is not theory-heavy and is quite entertaining.
by William F•
Jun 10, 2017
This is a decent introduction to the field of linguistics that is easy to understand and accessible to those without previous content knowledge.
Jun 25, 2018
A comprehensive introductory course to the study of linguistics. Would be even better if it covers more applied linguistics topics.
by Daniele C R•
Oct 09, 2016
Very nice work on the various fields of Linguistics, high level interviews, but rather laborious and time consuming quizzes.
by Liz J•
Sep 11, 2016
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I wish there had been more interaction in the discussions, though.
by Xiaoyun Y•
Mar 13, 2019
It is a great course including details and all aspects of linguistics. It satisfies my curiosity!