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.
por jamie b•
Sep 10, 2018
This is course for those who love language and also for those who want to explore the miracle of language . Pro. Ostendrop and his team breaks down the syllabus into a bit size and in very friendly manner . Its like we're sitting in a live class room. In the middle of the module there are interviews from experts such as Noam Chomsky, we all know he's a mammoth figure in linguistic realm. Thanks Coursera and thanks all the teams who are involved in creating this course.
por Ryan T M•
Oct 15, 2018
Very interestding course. Covers just enough to make it achievable, but also opens the door to a lot in terms of linguistic study. Definitely recommended to anybody who is interested in language and culture.
por Isaac M Á•
Oct 17, 2018
Very nice course.
Nov 01, 2018
Prof. van Oostendorp is an excellent and motivational teacher. I feel like a got a real introduction to the field of linguistics!
por Timothy H•
Nov 04, 2018
This is a challenging course, but if you are truly interested in linguistics this is an excellent choice. Certainly the best one available in a MOOC. Thank you for the effort.
por Laurie K•
Nov 02, 2018
Very interesting course, well-made videos, interesting interviews and reading materials. Would definitely recommend this course to people who want to know more about different aspects of language.
por Ameer A•
Sep 29, 2018
This course is really useful and it helped me increase my information about linguistics!
i would really thank the professor Marc Van Oostendrop for his kindness and for his simple style to facilitate the materials of this course. I wish I get other free courses as this great one!
Best regards to all who participated in this course!
See you in new other courses from Coursera!
por Charles M•
Oct 09, 2018
por Manuel L•
Aug 20, 2018
Excellent introduction on the several fields of linguistics.
por Bhaskar P•
Sep 22, 2018
Dr. Van Oostendorp and Leiden University have created a course of outstanding quality. It far exceeded my expectations and has provided an excellent introduction to the subject of Linguistics.
por Elena B•
Nov 29, 2018
This course provides a great overview of the different Linguistic's sub-disciplines. I started this class with zero knowledge about Linguistic and I found the classes very engaging. They motivated me to get more information about the topics under discussion. Professor Marc van Oostendorp is an excellent presenter and was able to make the videos interesting. Great Job!!
por Steven J•
Nov 28, 2018
Very good content, concise, and informative. I really enjoyed it, thank you!
por Katarina M•
Nov 30, 2018
Brilliant course! Content was engaging and varied, lectures were interesting, assigments were just the right level of difficulty Many thanks to everyone involved! :)
por robert m•
Dec 02, 2018
Insightful and enjoyable.
por Erik J•
Apr 19, 2019
A very good course; but maybe I'm prejudiced because Leiden is my favourite University.:)
Een zeer goede cursus; maar misschien ben ik bevooroordeeld omdat Leiden mijn favoriete universiteit is. :)
por Xinyao Z•
Apr 22, 2019
it's really helpful even for those who already have some basic knowledge of Linguistics! :D
Jun 18, 2019
Loved it. The course helped me understand what the science of languages is about a bit deeper. Which helped me a lot to gain more knowledge at my University. Thank you for the most interesting representation of such a difficult material. (I loved the moment when at a seminar one of your students, who was to ask you a question, fell out of reality a bit. It made me laugh and smile!)
por Max W•
Jun 20, 2019
An excellent well-rounded introduction to the field of linguistics. The students gets to learn about language in many facets, with a perfect mix of informational lectures, video discussions, and self-guided learning. Wonderful professor and great material!
por Heli K•
Jun 29, 2019
Super well designed course with intriguing classes and reading materials. I highly recommend this course for everyone into linguistics. Thank you so much for this course!! Waiting for Miracles of Human Language 2!
por Huda T•
Jul 09, 2019
it is a fabulous course. I spent interesting time with it. it is more than linguistics. it make you thinking as a linguist.
por María d J L C V•
May 16, 2019
This a real professional course, including at the academic level. It demands a lot of readings but the Instructor's explanations are really clear and easy to understand. There's a lot of linguistic analysis and hands on real practice that you cannot find in other courses.
por Yang W•
May 17, 2019
Good organization; Detailed analysis; Well-designed assignments and reasonable methodology for teaching, which is easy to follow, made This course an excellent one for beginners in linguistics. Thanks to Professor and All the volunteers' help offered in This course. Great Thanks!
por Heber H B M•
May 26, 2019
¡Buenas tardes! Tomé el curso a manera de repaso de temas que tuve en la universidad en la materia de lingüística y terminó sorprendiéndome con temas que no había tratado antes. Me parece un curso excelente que te ofrece una visión general de las distintas ramas de la lingüística, con videos, ejemplos y ejercicios de reflexión y lectura.
por Sandra M M•
May 20, 2019
This is a high quality course, giving you an overall of linguistics. The material is very good and the professor and the assistants are engaging. There is contribution from speakers of diverse languages and dialects and we can put to use the knowledge acquired in the course.
por Aleksandra P•
Jun 10, 2019
This is a very well-organized and engaging course:) I do have a solid background in linguistics and I still found it really interesting.