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此為香港語言學奧林匹克選拔賽2023 的規條(僅英文版)https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s3Rqf8sxiyuEjzOFvF2N0hsRrbawHQX-/view?usp=sharing


• 2022 年 9 月 18 日 – HKLO 教師培訓

(請通過 Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 聯繫我們了解詳情)

• 2022 年 9 月 24 日 - 報名參加 HKLO 培訓的截止日期

• 2022 年10 月2 日——HKLO 培訓開始。

• 2023 年 2 月 5 日 – HKLO 模擬測試

• 2023年3月5日 – 第五屆香港語言學奧林匹克

• 2023年4月9日——第五屆亞太語言學奧林匹克競賽

• 2023年7月-8月——第20屆國際語言學奧林匹克



• 今年的培訓將包括 14 節課。每節課持續3小時;

• 培訓將在香港理工大學面對面進行;

• 報名費為港幣400元,包括教材、模擬考試(2月5日)報名費和HKLO比賽(3月5日)報名費;

• 培訓的詳細時間表可在此處找到 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x4uwG3Plx_CXCdAxVKRI5fQYGlUnIrim/view?usp=sharing。請注意,此時間表可能會改變。

• 請在 9 月 24 日之前填寫以下 Google 表格報名參加培訓。 https://forms.gle/qJpMnLG3FXAgn33G7



• 模擬考試將於2 月5 日舉行;

• 報名費為港幣100元。報名參加HKLO培訓的學員可免交此費用;

• 模擬測試將遵循HKLO 比賽的確切結構(4 小時4 題);

•  報名連結https://forms.gle/xdTzbDbQ7V5Z42HJ7;


  • 只接受現金。
  • 參加者可在 2 月 3 日或之前的辦公時間(週一至週五,上午 9:00 至下午 5:30)在香港理工大學繳交申請費。
  • 為順利繳費,請聯絡+852 62129206 (WhatsApp) / Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 (電郵) 預約繳費的時間和確實地點。


• 報名費為免費的;

•考試由4 道題組成,4 小時內完成;

• 註冊連結和詳細信息將於 2023 年 2 月在網站上公佈;

• 有關比賽的更多詳情,請參閱 HKLO 規則;

• 這是香港特別行政區代表隊參加國際語言學奧林匹克的第一個選拔階段;

• 前10% 的學生(或前20 名學生,以較高者為準)將有資格進入下一輪,前提是他們在比賽中的得分高於參賽者的平均分。



International Linguistics Olympiad: http://www.ioling.org/

Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad: https://www.aplo.asia/

Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad: https://polyu.hk/amuVS

HKLO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hong-Kong-Linguistics-Olympiad-HKLO-763434627350476/



One team of 4 students has represented Hong Kong in the 19th International Linguistics Olympiad which took place in Isle of Man between 25th and 29th of July 2022. The Hong Kong team has achieved:
- two Best Solution prizes (Ian Tam - problem 4, Henry Wong - problem 5)
- one Silver Medal (Ian Tam)
- one Bronze Medal (Henry Wong)
- Honourable Mention in the Team Contest

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Hong Kong representatives to IOL 2022
From left to right: Ryan Lo (Diocesan Boys’ School), Henry Wong (Diocesan Boys' School) and Ian Tam (La Salle College) and Samantha Yung (Pui Ching Middle School).


One team of 4 students has represented Hong Kong in the 18th International Linguistics Olympiad which took place online between the 19th and 24th of July 2021. All four students have been awarded a medal! (Xie Lingrui – Gold medal, Tam Lok Hang – Silver medal, Ip Tsz Oi – Silver medal, Ng Truman Toby – Bronze medal). Moreover, Hong Kong team earned the gold trophy for the highest average team score at the individual contest.

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Hong Kong representatives to IOL 2021 (from left to right: Xie Lingrui, Ip Tsz Oi, Tam Lok Hang, Ng Truman Toby)


The International Linguistics Olympiad was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Hong Kong took part for the first time in the International Linguistics Olympiad with two teams.

Past problems and results

HKLO 2022: Problems | Solutions | Results

HKLO 2021: Problems | Solutions | Results

HKLO 2020: Problems | Solutions | Results

HKLO 2019: Problems | Solutions | Results

What is the HKLO?

Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad is the accredited competition to allow pre-university students to participate in the international linguistics competitions (International Linguistics Olympiad and Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad). The linguistics Olympiad consists of solving linguistic puzzles which require only logical ability, patient work and the willingness to accept challenges. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is required. Students can learn more about the knowledge of world languages and improve their abilities of observation, logic and awareness of diversity while solving problems involving language data. Everyone is welcome to give it a try and explore the wondrous realm of language and experience its gems. The working language for HKLO is English. Participants who are eligible for linguistic Olympiads in other nations/regions (in addition to Hong Kong) cannot compete in multiple contests each year.

Targeted participants are from Form 1 to Form 6 students in Hong Kong secondary schools. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它

For more information about Hong Kong results in the international competitions, please refer to the following official websites:

香港語言學奧林匹克選拔賽 (Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad, 簡稱 HKLO)是一項給中學生的語言謎題解題競賽。香港語言學奧林匹克選拔賽通過國際語言學奧林匹克(IOL)和亞太地區語言學奧林匹克(APLO)認證。競賽試題僅需以邏輯推理能力、耐心以及持續思考的意願來解題,語言學相關的先備知識或是第二外語都不是必要的。香港語言學奧林匹克選拔賽的官方語言是英語。而在國際語言學奧林匹克競賽及亞洲語言學奧林匹克競賽中,參賽者可以選擇中文或者英文。参赛者每人當年度以參加1項語言學奧林匹克競賽為限,不得跨國家或地區參賽。


[語奧探知] at Wen Hui Bao

Wen Hui Bao version:


Full/Bilingual version


Organizing Committee


  • Prof. Huang, Chu-Ren (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)

Standing Members

  • Prof. Ahrens, Kathleen (Department of English and Communication, HK PolyU)
  • Prof. Chan, Shui Duen (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
  • Prof. Cummings, Louise (Department of English and Communication, HK PolyU)
  • Dr. Chen, Si (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
  • Prof. Li, Chor Shing David (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
  • Dr. Lim, Juyoung (Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
  • Dr. Lee, Po Lun Peppina (Department of Linguistics and Translation, CityU HK)
  • Ms. Luo, Xin (Leader of HK team in IOL 2019)
  • Mr. Neacșu, Vlad (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Mr. Pan, Tung-Le (Medalist at the International Linguistics Olympiad)
  • Dr. Tay, Dennis (Department of English and Communication, HK PolyU)
  • Dr. Yao, Yao (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
  • Ms. Yen, Jennifer (Parent representative)

Sponsoring Units

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University • Faculty of Humanities
          - Department of Chinese Bilingual Studies
                > The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-Peking University Research Centre on  Chinese Linguistics (RP2U2)
          - Department of English and Communication
                > Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE)
  • • Communications and Public Affairs Office
    • Department of Computing
  • Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (HKAH)
  • The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)
  • Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)