Linguistic Puzzles 101: Code-Breaking and Language Patterns (Flex, Age 13-18)
Two full puzzles are presented each week for learners to solve. Challenge yourself to solve puzzles in languages you don't know! This class can be an introduction to linguistics olympiad, or for learners who love code-breaking.
Helen J, PhD
221 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 40 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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This Flex class presents two puzzles each week, using linguistic data from real languages! If you like sitting down with a math or logic puzzle, and you're curious about other languages, you may like linguistic problem-solving. You won't find answers to these puzzles on the internet, and even Google Translate won't provide solutions. You'll need to exercise brainpower to recognize patterns and develop a strategy for solving each puzzle. After solving 8 different puzzles (each week has a...
- Application of critical thinking to data sets - Practice identifying and describing patterns, as well as making predictions Students will also be exposed to - world languages (both commonly known languages and some less common languages) - diversity in the world's languages and different linguistic structures - a brief introduction to linguistic concepts (phonology, syntax, morphology, writing systems, number systems) Some students who take this course are merely curious about languages; some are hoping to join a linguistics olympiad team in high school; and others really love to solve math puzzles and logic puzzles.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Helen J, PhD
Professor, tutor & creative consultant
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
221 total reviews
220 completed classes
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