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ADAPT Linguistic Problem Solving Workshops 2023/2024

If you / your students would like to attend a workshop, please register for AILO 2023/4 HERE. You will receive the times via email and request places if you want to attend another school.

Thanks to funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media over the Summer, we developed materials for workshops around the island from September 2022- January 2023.  We will post the puzzles and solutions here once the workshops are near completion in schools.

Past Workshops took place in the following schools and locations:


NICILT, Queen’s University Belfast


Christ King, Cork City


Loreto Letterkenny


St. Finian’s Community College, Swords

Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole

St, Mark’s Community School, Tallaght

Old Bawn Community School, Tallaght

St. Laurence College, Glenageary


Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge


Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee


Ballybay Community College, Monaghan


Mercy College, Sligo


CBS Ennistymon, Clare


Ramsgrange CS, Wexford


Loreto Navan


Solution Discussion via Zoom (Not the workshop, different puzzles etc.)

Student Zoom Solution Discussion session on Monday 16th January 2023 at 6pm (not the workshop, different puzzles will be sent out in advance – sign up here)

Nov 2021 – Jan 2022 Workshops

We are holding workshops around the island, and online, from November – January 2021. We can’t hold as many as we would like due to covid so we are running some online sessions too. The next one will be on Monday 17th January from 6-7pm. Students can sign up at the link if they have not had a workshop via school.

Please try the puzzles in advance if you are having a zoom session with a tutor (or attending the Solution DIscussion on Monday 17th January 6-7pm), Do not try the puzzles in advance if a tutor is visiting your school:

  1. Slovenian Question and Slovenian Solution
  2. Warlpiri Question and Warlpiri Solution
  3. Phoenician Question and Phoenician Solution (extra)

New training materials and the brochure have been produced thanks to funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. You can try last year’s workshop with video solutions below.

Nov 2020 – Jan 2021 Workshop Materials

Please watch the AILO workshop introduction video here on Youtube and try the three puzzles below.

We held two Zoom Discussion sessions for any students / teachers  who didn’t have an AILO tutor Zoom visit in their school last year. 

Puzzle 1 – Norwegian

Puzzle 2 – Phoenician

Puzzle 3 – Swahili


Please only look at the solutions below after your zoom tutor session or once you have tried the puzzles yourself. There is an introduction to the solutions on YouTube and this links to the videos below:

Norwegian Solution PDF and Solution Video on YouTube

Phoenician Solution PDF and Solution Video on YouTube

Swahili Solution PDF and Solution Video on YouTube