La moutarde de Bourgogne
One of my advanced French students (he got a very good result at DALF C) asks for diversified homework. So every week:
- he reviews and does the exercises on a page of Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau perfectionnement)
- he watches a French video and takes notes to present it to me orally during the class
- and he reads a newspaper article where he has to fill in words or endings of words that I have hidden – to enhance his understanding, vocabulary, and grammar.
For the video, we have been using Visites privées (hosted by Stéphane Bern), that focus on French culture, history, gastronomy, etc. The last one I gave him to work on is a fascinating documentary of the origin and current life of la moutarde de Bourgogne – that’s the real deal. Forget la moutarde de Dijon, a brand that can be made anywhere in the world.
Personally I am from Dijon, Burgundy, and still do put mustard on about anything and everything.
DO YOU LIKE MUSTARD?
WHAT DO YOU PUT IT ON?