LANGUAGE EXPLORER COMPETITION.

"Conquer the world with the power of language"

ABOUT LANGUAGE EXPLORER COMPETITION

Language Explorer Competition is an annual, online national school-level competition that introduces  language and linguistics knowledge to primary school, secondary school and pre-university students in Malaysia. This competition aims to introduce the world of Language and Computational Linguistics as early as possible to the younger generations. The winners in secondary categories from this competition will be selected for the Malaysian Computational Linguistics Olympiad (MyCLO), and also Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO). Students will also have an opportunity to be trained by professionals in the linguistics field. MyCLO is a platform to choose the best eight students to represent Malaysia in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) that will be hosted by Bansko, Bulgaria on July 21 Р29, 2023.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Primary Students

Public School - Year 4, 5, & 6
International Schools - Year 4, 5, & 6

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Secondary Students

Public Schools - Form 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
International Schools - Year 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11 and Pre-Universities students

Stages

Malaysian Computational Linguistics Olympiad

The top students from secondary category in Language Explorer Competition will be selected for the next stage, the Malaysian Computational Linguistics Olympiad

National Training Camps

The best students from MyCLO will be invited to join the National Training Camp. Students will then be further trained and tested during the online and offline training camps and homework assignments

Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO)

Students who were trained in the National Training Camps will be tested in APLO. APLO is a regional linguistics olympiad with the aim of escalating attention to language and linguistics in the Asia Pacific region, which will held on April 9, 2023

International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)

Four or eight best students at the national training camp and Asia Pacifics Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) will be chosen to represent Malaysia in the International Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Competition Format

Method

Online

Format

5 subjective questions

Grading

20 mark for each subjective questions

Answering Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Languages

English and Bahasa Melayu

Necessity

Stable internet connection

Important Dates

Event Date
Registration Open
21 December 2022
Registration Close
31 January 2023
Competition Day (Online)
11 February 2023
Result Announcement
1 March 2023

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES

Each student will receive a certificate according to your achievements:
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Gold, Silver & Bronze certificate award recipients
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Honorable Mention recipients

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Certificate of Participation recipients

BENEFITS

Syllabus

REGISTRATION FEE

Participate under school

RM 35 per student
  • School Registration
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Participate as individual

RM 50 per student
  • Individual Registration

How to register?

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Malaysian Team in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 2022

The 4th Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO 2022) was held simultaneously in eight countries/regions, on April 10, 2022. A total of 213 contestants participated in 14 official testing sites, including the ones organized virtually. 22 Malaysian students took part in APLO 2022. We successfully obtained 4 Silver, 3 Bronze and 1 Honorable Mention certificates. All Silver Award winners were selected to the IOL 2022.

 

IOL 2022 was hosted in Castletown, Isle of Man from July 24 – 30, 2022. The Olympiad was participated by 184 participants from 36 countries. The Malaysian representative consists of 4 best students named Chew Jia Sheng, Mia Tan Li Shen, Muhammad Hafizuddin Akhtar Mohd Zainal Abidin and Wong Jer Ren, and is led by professional Team Leader, Ms Deborah Chow who possessed a Masters Degree in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, from University of Oxford, UK.


The jury of IOL awarded 59 medals (9 gold, 23 silver, and 27 bronze) out of 184 participants, as well as 32 honorable mentions, 6 team contest trophies, 3 team cups for highest average score, and 10 best solution prizes. Our student, Wong Jer Ren has obtained the Honorable Mention, while other students are awarded the certificate of participation. Congratulations to all members of the team! We are so proud of them!

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