The Linguistic Olympic game of Spain (OLE) is a competition promoting that Secondary School and College students develop strategies for the resolution of problems related with languages of all around the world.
OLE’s main goals are:
- To promote the students’ achievement of strategies for problem resolution (both individually and while they are part of a team).
- To develop the interest of the students in Linguistics and the knowledge of new languages.
- To bring the students closer to disciplines related to Computational Linguistics areas, such as Linguistics, Translation and Computing.
This year 2014, the OLE is hosted in the province of Alicante, where 405 students took part in the first round tests, of which 77 classified for the Spanish finale round.
The finale of the Linguistic Olympic game of Spain (OLE) 2014 will be held on 21 March. The event is organised by several of the institutions that are part of the European project Abu-MaTran: Prompsit Language Engineering, the Dublin City University (DCU) and the University of Alicante (UA).
Likewise the Olympic game has the support of the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) and of its Scientific and Business Park (Foundation Quorum), as well as of the organiser committee of the IOL (International Linguistic Olympic game) the one which supports actively the initiative.
After this finale, the first and second classifieds of the OLE will be chosen and they will be part of the team that will represent Spain in the international linguistic Olympic game in July of 2014 that will take place in Peking (China).
The OLE 2014 finale will be held in the building Innova (Nau of the Innovació – UMH) starting at 9.30 hours. The assistance to the event is free.
You can find more information here: http://ole.abumatran.eu