Courses are offered at elementary, lower and upper intermediate and advanced levels with a minimum of 5 students. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students. Each level receives 160 hours of instruction during the program. Classes are held on weekdays 9am - 1pm. Students meet with their teaching assistants for one hour in the afternoons for free conversation. Weekly Turkish / English lectures are given by scholars specialized in their fields on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Monday afternoons. Participation in cultural events in the city and daily excursions to historic and/or recreational sites may be organized on demand and interest. The cost of these excursions is not included in the course fees.