A competition for students in secondary level education which involves problem solving and unpicking codes and challenges in a range of international languages.
An all-island competition
For post-primary pupils
The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is a competition for pupils to test their ability to solve complex problems in languages from around the world. No prior knowledge of the language is required and the competition is a test of logic, patience and the ability to think outside the box! The contest is open to participants in Northern Ireland and they may be entered into one of two categories: Junior (up to 16 years of age) and Senior (over 16 years of age).
Students can win prizes and trophies for their school and the winners will move forward to compete with Team Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiad during the summer months. Workshops will be held before the competition in collaboration with NICILT and AILO tutors from the Adapt Centre at DCU.