Since there is no MyCLO for 2020 due to the Covid-19, 28 gold award winners of MyCLO 2019 will be invited to participate in Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) 2021. APLO is a regional linguistics olympiad with the aim of escalating attention to linguistics in the Asia Pacific region. The APLO 2021 will be held March 2021.


APLO participants will be attended two phases of online national training camp to prepare for the IOL 2021 in May and June 2021. At this camp, some of the top linguists and computational linguists will work on introducing linguistics, in its full glory, covering areas like phonology, semantics, historical linguistics and computational linguistics while also training the students for the olympiad, where you can solve some cool olympiad problems based on what you learn in the lectures.


4 to 8 selected students will represent our respective country in IOL 2021 which will be held from 19 to 23 July 2021 in Ventspils, Latvia. The participants will be selected to participate in IOL based on their performance in the mid test of this camp and APLO. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world, armed with logical and problem solving abilities, outside-the-box thinking, patience, and creativity, are gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.


Date Events
March 2021
Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) 2021
21 - 22 May 2021
Online National Training Camp (Phase 1) for IOL 2021
18 - 19 June 2021
Online National Training Camp (Phase 2) for IOL 2021
1 July 2021
Announcement of Malaysian Team Members to IOL 2021
19 - 23 July 2021
International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 2021