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.
автор: Alfonso H M•
May 20, 2019
I just simply loved this course. The best MOOC I have ever taken. Very well and easily explained with extremely engaging topics.
The only thing I would change would be to lower the percentage pass of the exams. Some of them are very difficult, especially the questions about the informants.
Thank you so much!
автор: 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.
автор: 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.
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!)
автор: 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!
автор: 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!
автор: Oliver H•
Jun 30, 2019
Very interesting and easy to follow, though the quizzes are very hard, and the fact that it was free was amazing!
автор: 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.
автор: Jorge F•
Jul 14, 2019
I totally recommend this course. It was academically rigorous and fun at the same time. Thank you for the opportunity of being part of this mooc.
автор: ALBANO T G•
Jul 16, 2019
It is fun and very interesting, i learned a lot of things
автор: Aline M d O•
Jul 21, 2019
The course is really interesting, I highly appreciated the lectures, reference materials and the instructor. I would only point out the some of the exercises are way to difficult (only the ones related to the IPA and comparison of sounds in different languages).
автор: Bijimol B•
Jul 25, 2019
I enjoyed the classes
автор: Adams O M A•
Jul 30, 2019
this course was awesome, very illustrative and constructing, congratulations to the instructors
автор: Abhiraj G•
Jul 29, 2019
Very interesting course, that is challenging but not impossible. The perfect way for young budding linguists to start.
автор: delia c•
Aug 07, 2019
Its pretty good for linguistics students
автор: Marcela C•
Aug 18, 2019
Fantastic. I didn’t know anything about linguistics and now I know basic concepts and have many extra books to read and learn more.
автор: Lielane V•
Aug 16, 2019
This course is very helpful!
автор: antonio b•
Aug 25, 2019
A very beautiful seminar. It should be a little bit more longer and have some reference to a leading book in order to deepen some of the topic. Is there a follow up course?
автор: Amelia L A•
Aug 27, 2019
Thank you so much!!!! I loved it >w<
I had been waiting for this because I enjoy learning about linguistics but I don't knew where to start, definitely this course was a miracle.
All the resources had a high quality and were a great advantage to understand the subject, it was very funny to analyze different languages (especially in the last section), I learned a lot of things about culture, as well.
Hoping all is well, congratulations for this course. <3
Aug 28, 2019
Great course! Enjoyed it no end! Clearly so much love was put into the making of this program! It is both interesting and full of new information. Shows different sides of profession, so that people like me, new to the theme, could see what linguists actually do. Especially loved readings, as the articles given weren't overly tough, but presented a ton of information on different themes. Can't even start describing how sad I am that the course it at an end!
автор: Marta R R•
Aug 29, 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.
автор: Saleh A•
Sep 08, 2019
It was my 1st course in couesera and it was very helpful course. It taught me a lot about languages.
автор: Fotios C•
Sep 11, 2019
Fantastic insight into the world of linguistics! Very high quality course. Professor van Oostendorp creates an atmosphere that makes learning fun. If you have an interest in evolution of languages and in etymology, this is the course you should take!
автор: Antonella C•
Nov 23, 2018
Very interesting and passionating course even for people who are new to linguistic.
автор: Xiaoyun Y•
Mar 13, 2019
It is a great course including details and all aspects of linguistics. It satisfies my curiosity!