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Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)

16 Apr 2021 8AM to 1PM SUTD

Test your mind against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics

SUTD is honoured to host the Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO) 2021. Selected top-performing participants of the SLingO contest will represent Singapore at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)

Award Announcement

A total of 284 students representing Singapore participated as a guest at three separate testing sites on April 16. The following table contains the names of the Top 15 students from Singapore.

Rank Name School Note
1 Toh Jing En Daniel NUS HIGH SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE Achieved a result on the level of the Silver Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
2 Yong Nigel NUS HIGH SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE Achieved a result on the level of the Silver Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
3 Oh Chin Aik HWA CHONG INSTITUTION Achieved a result on the level of the Silver Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
4 Lim Dylan HWA CHONG INSTITUTION Achieved a result on the level of the Silver Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
5 Boon Elysia EUNOIA JUNIOR COLLEGE Achieved a result on the level of the Bronze Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
6 Tran Phuoc My SAINT ANDREW'S JUNIOR COLLEGE Achieved a result on the level of the Bronze Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
7 Yeo Matthew NUS HIGH SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE Achieved a result on the level of the Bronze Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
8 Ying Tan NUS HIGH SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE Achieved a result on the level of the Bronze Medal awarded by Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)
9 Leong Seng Yan DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
10 Hai Le Xuan ST. JOSEPH'S INSTITUTION Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
11 Nguyen Phuc Chuong ST. JOSEPH'S INSTITUTION Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
12 Liu Shuyi HWA CHONG INSTITUTION Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
13 Nguyen Thien Minh Tuan ST. JOSEPH'S INSTITUTION Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
14 Liu Chuang NUS HIGH SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)
15 Wong Christopher EUNOIA JUNIOR COLLEGE Awarded Certificate of Merit by Singapore Linguistics Olympiad (SLingO)

 


About the International Linguistics Olympiad
The IOL is one of 13 International Science Olympiads for secondary school students, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics. More information on the IOL website.

Important Dates for SLingO
Registration opens 11 March 2021
Registration closes 7 April 2021
SLingO contest 16 April 2021, 8AM to 1PM

Venue: SUTD, 8 Somapah Road Singapore 487372 (View map)
SLingO contest results 23 April 2021
Team Singapore at IOL 19 - 23 July 2021
Eligibility Criteria

No prior knowledge of linguistics or languages is required: even the hardest problems require only your logical ability, patient work, and willingness to think around corners.

  • If you are enrolled at a school:

    • A participant must be enrolled between grade 6 to 12 in his/her school. In other words, only pre-university participants are allowed.

    • A participant must carry an official school photo ID that states his/her name, school name, and current grade (or date of birth).

  • If you are not enrolled at a school:

    • You have to be under the age of 20.

    • A participant must carry a government-issued photo ID (NRIC, FIN, passport, etc.) that states his/her name and date of birth.

  • Participants who are not Singapore Citizens are eligible to participate in the SLingO Contest provided they reside in Singapore and are enrolled at a school in Singapore.

Sample Questions
  • SLingO is accredited by the Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO). The participants of SLingO will be evaluated against the problems prepared by APLO.

  • Sample questions can be found on the APLO website (https://aplo.asia/problems-by-year/)

For any queries, you may write to Dr Navonil Majumder (navonil_majumder@sutd.edu.sg) or Deepanway Ghosal (deepanway_ghosal@mymail.sutd.edu.sg).


Registration closed.

Thank you for your interest. Due to overwhelming response, the registration is now closed.