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 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 Abhinav S•
Mar 22, 2017
This is one of the best MOOCs I've participated in. The lectures are engaging and the student community is vibrant! If you plan to improve your knowledge about the beauty of Languages - Go for it!
by Diana S•
Feb 28, 2017
Exceeded all my expectations! This is a wonderful MOOC for anyone interested in Linguistics.
by Sarka B•
Dec 03, 2016
Perfectly prepared course with a capable linguist and his skilled students. We can acquire a nice overview about 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 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!
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 Maria V G R•
Aug 20, 2016
It was very interesting and you get to understand a lot about Linguistics, considering the amount of time it requires. It also makes the most of the platform, so it's really well made.
by Lourenco C G•
Sep 11, 2017
Good material, excellent presentations, knowledgeable presenters. Fascinating!
Jul 02, 2017
Great course, very interesting. The level is quite high compared to other courses. The quizzes really do test you knowledge very thoroughly. The teacher's enthusiasm is contagious, and the video's with the two students are a nice change of pace from watching just one person talk. All in all an excellent course.
by Laura S•
Dec 02, 2016
by Wender J T S•
Dec 29, 2016
If you're a linguistic passionated, this course is for you!
by Cezar N•
Aug 22, 2016
Just perfect, even for post-graduate students in Linguistics!
by Carl X•
Feb 26, 2018
It is indeed a miracle!
by Isadora S V d R U•
Jul 05, 2016
A wonderful course on principles in Linguistics presented by this lovely professor Dr. Marc van Oostendorp and enriched with the discussions with Marten and Inge. As a Linguistics and Literature student, I felt that they found what was a very nice way to spread this knowledge and, in my case, a more concise discipline in which I could refresh my memory for somethings but also get to know new informations and different points of view and, at last, as an observer from Brazil, to compare a little how these things are discussed here from there. Thank you very much for the hard work and the entousiasm!
by José A C R•
Mar 21, 2017
A very good introduction to linguisticis.
by Julia S•
Mar 26, 2017
It was knowledgeable and fun! I updated my knowledge bank about language.
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%
Jan 18, 2017
Excellent course. Was very thorough, entertaining and interesting.