AILO Puzzles

You can view previous years’ puzzles by clicking on the year in the navigation bar or by clicking on the links below.

 2019/20 Workshop Materials

This years workshop materials will be available soon! Previous year’s workshop materials can be found on the individual year pages, click here for the 2019 workshop pack.

 Samples from Other Olympiads

The International Linguistics Olympiad website has links to the International Olympiad Papers and Samples. Among the fascinating examples are ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Quechua Incan language, and the early Aztec language, Nahuatl.

  • A List of fun problems (ranging from easy to hard) from the UKLO website
  • A large collection of problems, of different levels of difficulty, used in the North American Olympiad (NACLO)
  • Finally even larger collection of problems, including those from the International Linguistics Olympiads. (Log in as ‘guest’, password ‘guest’.)
    If you click ‘browse all’, you’ll see a long list of test questions, mostly paired with their solutions. Not all are written in English, but a large number are.

Puzzles from the AILO Brochure

International Linguistics Olympiad

IOL Competition, 2018-2017 Papers

IOL 2018 Team Training Materials

2018 June Online Sessions Materials

Thanks to support from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Co-operation with Northern Ireland Fund, we have been able to design and develop new training materials and send training examples and the AILO brochure to all secondary schools on the island of Ireland.

Please email ailo@adaptcentre.ie if you would like to access a video of these sessions.

2018 July On-Site Training OverviewPresentation, 2017 refresher presentation (to be uploaded)

Material and Solutions from Other years

Linguistic heritage of these islands (to be uploaded)