I don't know if anyone has the time or inclination to take this on-line introductory course in linguistics; if you can manage it I would say it should prove to be interesting. See Coursera.
H/T to Language Log.
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Oh, this is a MOOC! I've been working with distance education recently, and these courses have come up a lot. I really want to take it and will try. I just worry about the time commitment.