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 Érica C•
May 14, 2018
I'm so happy I decided to enroll in this course. This was my very first introduction to Linguistics and it left me wanting to know more. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this course available for us.
by Mariia L•
May 17, 2018
Really enjoyed this course!
by Kaia L•
Jun 05, 2018
This was a fantastic intro to linguistics. The interviews particularly were exceptional.
by Niloufar S•
Sep 15, 2017
I recommend this MOOC to all fans of linguistics, learning languages, and people who are interested in deeper understanding of what is indeed "a Language"! Special thanks to prof. dr. Oostendorp for his clear and kind way of transferring his vast knowledge.
by Isabel F•
Nov 21, 2017
This was my first course on Coursera and I really enjoyed it very much. I had studies linguistics in the past and wanted to revisit the subject. In my opinion this course is a great introduction to the many varied fields linguistics has to offer. The numerous discussion prompts and quizzes made me think a bit, which I enjoyed. I would definitely recommend the course as a refresher or introductory overview.
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 Epshita J•
Oct 12, 2016
This is my first course and it was exceptional.
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 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 04, 2017
Amazing course, Congratulations Dr, Inge , Marten and others!
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 Abdadiam A•
Jun 17, 2017
by Benjamin K•
Mar 03, 2017
Covers a wide range of topics and goes quite in-depth given time constraints. The professor is clearly passionate about the subject.
by Laurel B•
Mar 28, 2017
I found this course to be not only educational but extremely interesting. It provides a great overview of the field of linguistics and does so in an engaging manner. I highly recommend it!
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 Diana P•
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.
Thanks to all the team! Great job!
by Felipe P d C R•
Jun 17, 2016
Very special course ! with a good dinamic(class), makes us open our minds! congrats!
by Alessio T•
Sep 26, 2016
Entertaining and interesting. Good introduction to the subject with plenty of links and references for further study.
by Rocío D B O•
Jul 23, 2017
Nice refresher and expanding course.