Students will expand their vocabulary, continue mastering grammar, and improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will also extend their knowledge of Russian culture. This course also features interactive elements: live instructor-led orientations and weekly lesson review activities, live one-on-one speaking appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There are strong emphases on learning to speak the language as well as read and write it. This is the second course in a four-part Russian series (RUSS 041, 043, 051, and 053) and is a continuation of First-Year Russian, Part 1 (RUSS 041).