23. Sep. 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.
29. Nov. 2021
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.
von Abhinav S•
21. März 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!
von Daniel M D•
14. Aug. 2020
A great introductory course with solid theoretical knowledge and practical exercises to implement the acquired information. I would recommend this course to any language enthusiast! Dank je wel!
29. Nov. 2020
I knew nothing about linguistics and wanted a basic, but rigorous, introduction. This course did just that. My only wish is that the course had some exercises that would have made me learn IPA!
von Stylianos F•
8. Okt. 2017
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Linguistics and languages, especially beginners. I enjoyed it and learned very much and I feel ready to continue my studies in this field.
von Katie E•
24. März 2020
This course was fascinating, and the professor and his students were very personable. You can tell that they love the subject they're teaching, and that makes the material even more palatable.
von Bhaskar P•
21. Sep. 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.
von Laurel B•
28. März 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!
von Jaume R B•
13. Juli 2020
Really great course. The professor really shows his enthusiasm in teaching linguistics. The only thing that I can say is that I'd like a course as a way of continuing to learn linguistics
von Brittany O•
22. Aug. 2017
I loved this course. The professor does a fabulous job explaining the material and bringing in others to show the material's relevance.
It was very interesting and I want to learn more!
von Maria V G R•
19. Aug. 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.
von Armas M•
13. Jan. 2019
My time with this course was awesome...I learned things more than my expectations ....
especially thanks to " Professor Marc Van Oostendorp",doing a great job ...
von Santiago N•
25. Juni 2018
Wonderfully explained and made with passion, this course introduces us to some basic knowledge of linguistics in the best way possible: by making it fun and completely understandable.
von Blade F•
8. Juni 2016
I would highly recommend this course! The instructor presents the material in a clear and effective manner, the subject is interesting, and the work fits well and is not overwhelming.
von Tatyana M•
14. Mai 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.
von Tammy C•
30. Nov. 2020
I have no previous experience in Linguistics but really enjoyed the course. The course materials gave me great insight and some ideas of what I would like to pursue next. Thank you!
2. Dez. 2016
Loved this course! The professor was informative and engaging, and Inge and Martin made the class interesting and fun. I also enjoyed the interviews with other experts in the field.
von Lachlan A•
11. Jan. 2021
Very engaging and interesting course that helped me achieve a basic understanding of linguistics. Definitely recommend to those who have an interest in languages and how they work.
von Nguyen Q L•
1. Aug. 2020
Thank you for letting me learning this wonderful course! Such a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity learning with everyone! Best wishes for you and never stop learning!
von Karen M•
2. Aug. 2020
It is a great, complet and very well conducted course. It allowed me to re-think the way i used to understand the language. Great academic team, very fluent ad very fun to learn
von Marta R R•
29. Aug. 2019
Great course! I have learned a lot about linguistics in a very interactive and dynamic way. I totally recommend it to everyone that is a little bit interested in this discipline.
von Ben W•
17. Aug. 2020
Very enjoyable, very informative! I'm very happy I was able to take this class, I feel like it very thoroughly outlined the basics of many different types/fields of linguistics.
von Diane J•
19. Juli 2020
This course was challenging but very interesting with a good mix of learning modalities. The three presenters plus the subject expert interviewees added interest to the course.
von Alexander S•
12. Juli 2018
A great introductory course!Of special value for me were the language informants. Through them understanding the diversity of languages was a lot more interesting and practical.
von Rebeca M•
29. Aug. 2020
This is a great linguistics course! It is introductory but through the suggested readings and discussions one can really deepen into the language analysis. Totally recommended!