AILO Sample Set Puzzles for 2022/23

AILO 2023 Sample Set One and AILO 2023 Sample Set One Solutions

AILO 2023 Sample Set Two and Solutions

AILO 2023 Sample Set Three and Solutions Students should also try the 2017 Round One Paper (and solutions here)

You can find the previous year’s papers in the ‘Puzzles’ drop-down menu.

AILO Programme Brochure and Training Materials 2022/23   

Thanks to funding from The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, we have sent training materials and an AILO Workshop Programme Brochure out to all secondary schools on the island.

Introduction to Training Materials and a AILO Poster 2023

Here are solutions for the puzzle mentioned in the overview pack:

Welsh mutants are getting stressed and Welsh Mutations Solution

Scots Gaelic and Scots Gaelic Solution

AILO Puzzles to do at Home

During the pandemic, we put together some AILO puzzles for secondary school students to do while they were at home. These are fun problems which encourage students to develop their lateral-thinking skills and introduce them to new languages. They are also closely linked with the school curricular and the PISA problem-solving competencies.

All materials can be accessed here.

The AILO Online Practice Round

Get a feel for how AILO Online works! Try some online practice questions that will give you your results automatically and show you what kind of questions come up during the competition. Visit ailo-online to try some practice questions!

International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)

Students from AILO progress to represent Ireland at the IOL. You can try these puzzles out below! These are really tough puzzles so don’t be discouraged if you find them difficult!

Samples, IOL Problems by Year and Solvers’ Choice

Other National Linguistic Olympiad Resources

UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO)

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

Problems from the Princeton Linguistics Challenge.