The AILO season runs from September to March. You can register until 19th January 2018 and sharpen your problem-solving skills by working on sample puzzles with monthly sample sets that are emailed out September – January.

The first round of the competition will be held in participating schools on 29th January 2018. 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, which will be hosted on Tuesday 13th March 2018, in DIT Grangegorman, Dublin. Schools and individual students can register here.

The top four students in the individual round at the national finals will qualify to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 26th – 30th July 2018 in in Prague, Czech Republic. 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 2018 in your own school.
AILO Final:  13th March 2018, Dublin
International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL): 26th – 30th July 2018 in Prague.