Trained by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) and the Department of English and Communication (ENGL), the Hong Kong student representatives have achieved excellent results in the Nineteenth International Linguistics Olympiad (19th IOL), held at Isle of Man on 25-29 July 2022. Competing with 184 contestants from 50 teams, the four-member team has won one silver medal and one bronze medal in the individual contest, and an Honorary Mention in the team contest. In addition, the Hong Kong team has captured two best solution awards (out of the total of 10 awards) and is the only team that won multiple best solution awards in the competition. Congratulations!
The IOL, held since 2003, is one of the 13 officially recognized International Science Olympiads for secondary school students. The four team members this year are from Diocesan Boys’ School (2), La Salle College and Pui Ching Middle School, selected based on Hong Kong participants' performances at the Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) and the Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad held earlier. A team of experts in Hong Kong, led by CBS and ENGL of PolyU, provides regular training sessions on linguistics olympiads for gifted talents in language and communication.
Full results of 19th IOL: https://ioling.org/results/2022