NEW HOT TOPIC! Add NACLO on your application! Take our class to prepare for next year’s contest!

Computational Linguistics plays a more and more important role in modern technology. It also weighs more in college admission no matter if you want to study computer science or linguistics.

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. By solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary: even the hardest problems require only your logical ability, patient work, and willingness to think outside the box.

The number of students who participate in NACLO every year from the U.S. and Canada is less than 2000, which leaves a strong chance for students to enter the semi-final round.

NACLO is as important as USAMO, USACO, USABO, USAPhO and USNCO, although it is still not widely known by the students and parents.

Feel free to watch Nelson’s video introduction of IOL and NACLO:

Class schedule: 9/2 to 12/9, 6:00-8:00pm, Fridays
Tuition: $700 (14 sessions)
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Nelson Niu is NACLO Finalist [top 4 in the nation, red team in the US team]. He won an individual silver medal and was a US team gold medalist in ILO this summer. He also was accepted into MOSP and MIT Prime, and has been an experienced teacher and tutor in SpringLight for many years.

Come to take our class and prepare for the NACLO! Register today!


教授這門課的Nelson Niu 進入過NACLO的全美國前四名,并代表美國隊红队參加IOL國際比賽,獲得個人銀獎,團體金獎。他還獲得過多項數學競賽大獎,並有豐富的教學經驗。