Competition Spotlight: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) 2024

Engaging in competitions empowers students to showcase their knowledge while strengthening critical skills. These competitions serve as platforms not only to demonstrate proficiency but also to highlight personal and academic growth. One such competition worth considering is the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) 2024, holding its Open Rounds on January 25, 2024. 

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Competition

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) 2024

NACLO, short for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, invites middle and high school students with talents in languages, logic, and computational thinking. Regardless of prior language or linguistic knowledge, participants engage in solving intricate linguistic puzzles, requiring logical and reasoning skills. This platform offers an enriching experience that doesn't merely test linguistic abilities but also fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Benefits of Participating in the NACLO Competitions

Participation in NACLO not only hones participants' natural logic and reasoning abilities essential in navigating today's complexities, but also emphasizes computational thinking within the realm of natural language data and processing. Moreover, NACLO assists students in exploring potential career paths related to languages and language technologies, offering insights into prospective college majors. It nurtures problem-solving skills while ensuring an enjoyable learning experience and offers an opportunity for students to compete on a global scale.

NACLO 2024 Competition Details

Open Rounds  - January 25, 2024

The Open Round welcomes all middle school and high school students who are interested and aims to identify promising contestants for the subsequent Invitational Round. The judges anticipate that approximately one hundred contestants will advance from the Open Round to the Invitational Round.

How to Join NACLO 2024 Open Rounds

Registrations for the Open Rounds is currently on-going with the deadline on January 22, 2024. 

You can register here

For participants in the Cupertino area, Leadways School will serve as an official competition site. Please make sure to select Leadways (Cupertino, CA) as the site. Leadways School only opens limited seats to the public so please register as soon as possible. 

You can also join this FREE Webinar to learn about NACLO from an International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) gold medal winner.

Discover more about NACLO, why you should participate, the fun and challenges involved, common problem types, and essential puzzle-solving skills for the contest. The session will also include a Q&A and instructions.

Sign Up here

Invitational Round - March 14, 2024

The Invitational Round serves a pivotal role in selecting national winners eligible for the prestigious International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL). Historically, the cutoff for participation has hovered around the 90th percentile, offering a golden opportunity for top-performing participants to represent the nation on an international stage.

For students aiming to excel during the NACLO competition, our intensive
2024 Winter NACLO Winter Boot Camp will help equip you with the skills and knowledge to not just tackle, but master the NACLO Open Round and Invitational Round problems.

Strengthen your problem-solving skills and conquer linguistic hurdles from both the Open and Invitational Rounds to help boost your chances of competing in the national and global scale.

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