I hope you've had a good summer break. Here's the first message of the
new season from the UK Linguistics Olympiad. Don't worry - one of this
year's targets is to reduce the flow of email messages, so I hope you
won't get many more.
First, you'll find the website has been reorganised, so the information
you'll need is all in one place, under 'for teachers'. That includes the
page for 2013 arrangements. There's not much there at the moment, but
we'll use that page, rather than email, for announcing details as they
Second, we've been given some money by the British Academy (one of our
sponsors) for a project on how we're doing and how we could do better.
Our researcher is looking for a small amount of feedback from teachers,
so here's a message from her to you. We'd all be immensely grateful if
you could spare a few minutes to fill it in. We hope the report will be
available in October, and once it is we'll make it available on the website.
Best wishes, Richard
My name is Laura Tomlinson, and I am currently working alongside the
United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO), researching the success of
the project so far, and evaluating the competition's current structure.
As part of this research, I have designed a short survey to be
completed by teachers who have taken part in UKLO, giving feedback on
the competition's current organisation, and on what further support
could be provided.
I would be very grateful if, as one of the teachers who participated in
UKLO 2012, you could fill out this short questionnaire (the link is at
the bottom of this message). With your responses, UKLO will be better
able to evaluate its current competition structure, and plan for
continued success in the years to come.
In about a week's time, I will be sending out a similar link asking for
student feedback on the competition, and would be grateful if you could
distribute this to the students who took part from your school in UKLO
Teacher feedback survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6Y5GM79
email for queries or comments: A@B, where A = L.Tomlinson-2 and B =