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Selection of national team from Kazakhstan

The National Olympiad in Linguistics takes place around the end of autumn, independently from the stages of the NO in general education subjects. Based on it, 12 students with the highest results among 10-11(12) grades are invited to take part in winter and spring training camps. The results of rating tours at the end of the camps, together with the National Olympiad, affect the selection of a team of four students to participate in the International Olympiad in Linguistics (IOL). Linguistic Olympiads require participants to solve several problems in unknown languages in a fixed amount of time. Students have to rely on logic and intuition to identify patterns in the languages and complete tasks, usually translating text. Knowledge of neither foreign languages, nor theoretical linguistics.