The Linguistics Olympiad allows you test your mind on puzzles in logic, language and linguistics. It’s a problem solving challenge. You will be afforded the opportunity of developing strategies to solve complex problems in unfamiliar languages from around the world. No prior knowledge of either linguistics or foreign languages is required.
In 2018, three students qualified for the National Final:
Well done to all of the Gonzaga participants in AILO 2017.
Some 4000 students across the country signed up for the challenge, 1306 took part in round one, 100 qualified for the National Final.
Padraig Sheehy achieved 5th place nationally represented Ireland at the International Olympiad in July.
Ronan Kirby finished in 35th place.
In the U16 category, Cormac Donnelly achieved 6th place nationally, Henry Li 15th place, and Rory Collins 19th.
Again well done to all.
Past participants from Gonzaga College have represented Ireland in England (2013), China (2014), Bulgaria (2015) and India (2016).