You can find the previous year’s papers in the ‘Puzzles’ drop-down menu.
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.
Here are solutions for the puzzle mentioned in the overview pack:
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.
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!
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!
UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO)
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)
Problems from the Princeton Linguistics Challenge.