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Acquiring French by electronic mail. Francophonie (Rugby, UK), 23 (2001), 15-19. Modern information technology, especially email, provides an ideal tool to engage learners in genuine written activities. This article describes an experiment in which first-year university students of French were encouraged to send messages of a personal nature to their tutor in order to elicit a response. The messages were not evaluated in any way, though they were corrected. The theoretical framework, based ondoi:10.1017/s0261444801261734 fatcat:l7i5sedb5ndz7im43lk5h7fk5e