The ADAPT Centre has announced that it is to team up with the Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research at Queen’s University Belfast to offer free problem-solving workshops for Northern Irish participants in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2017.
The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is a competition for post-primary pupils to test their ability to solve complex problems in languages from around the world. No prior knowledge of the language is required and the competition is a test of logic, patience and the ability to think outside the box!
The Olympiad is open to participants in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Students can enter one of two categories: Junior (up to 16 years of age) and Senior (over 16 years of age).
Queen’s University Belfast will host workshops on 13th January 2017 to help students hone their problem-solving strategies ahead of competing in the qualifying round of AILO 2017 in February. ADAPT tutors will guide students through sample puzzles during a 2-hour workshop.
Spaces in the workshops are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information and to register, see https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/nicilt/EventsOpportunities/AllIrelandLinguisticsOlympiad/