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 Bertille M•
Feb 11, 2017
Excellent MOOC! Prof. van Oostendorp has done a wonderful job, asking students and colleagues to intervene. Extremely interesting!
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 Johanna A•
Aug 07, 2017
This is an absolutely awesome course.
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 !!!
by Fran R H•
Nov 14, 2016
Me encantó el curso. Recordé muchas cosas y aprendí otras tantas. La interfaz fue muy amigable y los expositores muy agradables. Lo recomiendo al 100%
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 Marc V•
May 21, 2016
Indeed a great choice to improving our knowledge !
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 Linda B•
Aug 01, 2017
Very Interesting Course. I loved it.
by Yerang K•
Jul 09, 2016
Very motivating lecturer and really satisfying contents!
I am so satisfied with the courese metarial including the module itself and the reading matarials
by Prabakar K•
Jun 30, 2017
It is a wonderful course. I loved it.
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 Hugo E G L•
Apr 14, 2017
Overall, this course was a great experience. As a student of English as a second language, trust me when I say that it helped me a lot with the subject "linguistics" at college. Nonetheless, I must say that this course was tough! I don’t know, maybe, because English is not my mother tongue but at times I certainly felt that I couldn’t keep up with some of the assignments. Nevertheless, if you give your best, you will make it. Also, if you are looking for a challenge…. well, this is your course.
by Min-An C•
Apr 19, 2017
With interests in exploring knowledge about languages, this course is indeed fantastic introduction which not only tells about a systematic way to analyze languages, but also trigger my passion to know more and deeper!
by Lucrecia F•
Dec 04, 2016
Good course for beginners. It's very basic if you already have some background in language studies. I would recommend this course to people who are considering studying Language or Linguistics at university.
by Jee Y K•
Jan 29, 2017
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.