Update (June 2014)

Due to an architectural change in Chrome, the Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension will no longer work. Thus we have changed the video and audio player.

New Edition (November 2009)

We have added five more chapters (11-15) and made changes to the rest of the material (chapters 1-10).

All the web pages should work in any browser and any operating system (Linux included). If you find something that does not work correctly, please let us know and we will try to fix it.

If you have any problems with video or audio playback, please see the Windows Media Player plugin instructions.


Information on Filoglossia

Filoglossia is a series of four multimedia CD-ROMs for learning Greek as a foreign language, addressed to beginners. Each CD-ROM contains five chapters, for a total of 20 chapters. The Web Edition of Filoglossia contains part of the material of the first 15 chapters, but it does not contain all the material of each CD-ROM.

The CD-ROMs are available in the Greek market either directly from the Institute for Language and Speech Processing or from any well-known bookstore (Papasotiriou, Germanos MULTIRAMA, Eleftheroudakis etc).

The language material is mainly based on the communicative approach, therefore the chapters refer to real life situations (e.g. going shopping, apologizing etc.)

Each chapter consists of the following components: (i) dialogue, (ii) basic vocabulary, (iii) grammar and (iv) useful phrases. Each component is accompanied by a variety of exercises for developing language skills.

Main features:
  • Audio and video files with native speakers
  • Translation into English
  • Vocabulary exercises
  • Grammar exercises
  • Useful phrases

In particular, for the contents of the Web Version of Filoglossia see the detailed Sitemap

[The Institute for Language and Speech Processing is currently seeking partners interested in promoting the CD-ROMs abroad. For further information, please contact Mr. Tasos Patrikakos (e-mail:tasos_p at]

To Purchase the CD-ROM series

If you are interested to purchase the CD-ROM series, please contact support at For more information on the CD-ROM series, see

Windows Settings for Filoglossia

To use the web version of "Filoglossia" you have to install the Greek language keyboard, and the Windows Media Player plugin. Bellow, we show the main steps for Windows 7. There are similar steps for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Install the Greek keyboard

Go to the Control Panel, click "Change keyboards or other input methods" and then click Change Keyboards. Click the Add button, select Greek language and then click OK. After the Greek Keyboard has been installed, the window should look like the last picture bellow.


Windows Media Player plugin

We have embedded the video and audio files in the web pages, using the Windows Media Player plugin. This plugin works for all well-known browsers in Windows.

In Mac or Linux you can just use any other compatible player: you will have to click on the appropriate links and use the external player of your choice.


To install the plugin:

Internet Explorer: IE will automatically ask you to install the Windows Media Plugin as an ActiveX plugin.

Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc: You have to download from Microsoft and install the Windows Media Plugin.