Timeline

The AILO season runs from September 2018 to March 2019 (with the International Olympiad in South Korea in July 2019). You can register until 24th January 2019 and sharpen your problem-solving skills by working on sample puzzles with monthly sample sets that are emailed out at the end of September 2018- mid January 2019.

The first round of the competition will be held in participating schools on Tuesday 29th January 2019. The paper will be emailed out to teachers for printing and must be taken under exam conditions. The top 100 students qualify to compete at the national final of AILO in Dublin in March 2019 (Date, Location TBA). Schools and individual students can register here. You must have a teacher contact to undertake AILO unless you are home-schooled.

The top four students in the individual round at the national finals will qualify to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 29th July – 2nd August 2019 in Yongin, South Korea. Team training will  begin with a meetup of the team followed by online sessions once a month after the national final. A 4-day training session will take place before the beginning of the IOL.

Key dates:

First round: 29th January 2019 in your own school.
AILO Final: March 2019 (date TBA), Dublin
International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL): 29th July – 2nd August 2019 in Yongin, South Korea.