Language Explorer Competition is an annual, national 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).
Questions in Language Explorer Competition consist of basic language and computational linguistics such as basics syntax (the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language), sentences order, word order and basic phonetics (a branch of linguistics that studies how humans produce and perceive sounds, or in the case of sign languages, the equivalent aspects of sign). This competition consist of fill in the blank questions. All the data you need to crack the whole puzzle is in the question itself, thus, you are expected to sharpen your logical thinking skills. Questions can usually be answered using creative and critical thinking skills, so participants do not need to be multilingual. Computational Linguistics Competition can be describe as interesting puzzles using languages. No explanation is required in the first round. Students need to answer in the answer script provided by secretariat. There is 5 sets of questions with 20 marks each.
The Language Explorer Competition will be conducted ONLINE.
Early bird registration: 14 November 2023 - 8 December 2023
Normal registration: 9 December 2023 - 12 January 2024
Competition date: 27 January 2024
1) School (by teacher-in-charge)
- Date : 14 November 2023 - 12 January 2024
- Early bird fee: RM 36 / participant
- Fee : RM 40 / participant
2) Individual (by parent / participant)
- Date : 1 January 2024 - 12 January 2024
- Fee : RM 60 / participant
10 - 12 years old (Primary)
13 - 18 years old (Secondary)
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