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Welcome to the website of the Canadian Linguistics Olympiad (OLCLO).

As of 2017-2018, OLCLO is the national linguistics competition for Canadian secondary and first-year CÉGEP students, replacing the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) for English-speakers.

The winners of the OLCLO competitions in both French and English will represent Canada at the 2018 International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) in July, in Prague.

The Round 1 (Open) competition will take place on January 25, 2018.

Winners will be invited to participate in the Round 2 (Invitational) competition on March 8, 2018.

If you are a student interested in registering for Round 1, click here.

If you are a teacher interested in coordinating a contest site, click here.

The goal of OLC-CLO is to expose secondary and 1st-year CÉGEP students to the fields of  linguistics, computational linguistics, and language technology before they begin their university studies. The competition consists of pencil-and-paper puzzles that assume no prior knowledge of linguistics, requiring only analytic and pattern-recognition skills.