Students learn basic conversation skills for inside a post office, in a pharmacy, and at a French dinner table. Several French-speaking regions are also highlighted. This course 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 specific emphases on speaking and comprehension as well as reading and writing. This is the second course in a four-part French series (FREN 041, 043, 051, and 053) and is a continuation of First-Year French, Part 1 (FREN 041).