Je Ma?"Appelle Jonny

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors back row forward Jon Petrie will show off his linguistic skills as he opens the Fife Festival of Languages in Lochgelly on Tuesday.Polyglot Petrie is a Language Ambassador as part of Scotlanda?'s drive to encourage pupils to study modern languages at school._He studied French at St Andrews University before taking up rugby full-time and often acts as an on-field interpreter when Glasgow Warriors play a French club or have a French referee.The British Council Scotland will be offering advice at the event on international education opportunities for both pupils and teachers and there will also be a number of other European organisations represented plus workshops and cultural activities including dance, drama and crafts.Jonny said: a??We regularly play teams from France and have French referees, and it makes an enormous difference being able to speak in their native tongue. a??I always enjoyed learning languages at school, but never thought that I would get that much use out of the skill in later life. Now I have discovered, whether in sport, on holiday, at work, or in everyday life, it is something that I couldna?'t do without. Learning a foreign language can open the door to a whole host of opportunities.a??Scotland and Glasgow Warriors back row forward Jon Petrie will show off his linguistic skills as he opens the Fife Festival of Languages in Lochgelly on Tuesday.Polyglot Petrie is a Language Ambassador as part of Scotlanda?'s drive to encourage pupils to study modern languages at school._He studied French at St Andrews University before taking up rugby full-time and often acts as an on-field interpreter when Glasgow Warriors play a French club or have a French referee.The British Council Scotland will be offering advice at the event on international education opportunities for both pupils and teachers and there will also be a number of other European organisations represented plus workshops and cultural activities including dance, drama and crafts.Jonny said: a??We regularly play teams from France and have French referees, and it makes an enormous difference being able to speak in their native tongue. a??I always enjoyed learning languages at school, but never thought that I would get that much use out of the skill in later life. Now I have discovered, whether in sport, on holiday, at work, or in everyday life, it is something that I couldna?'t do without. Learning a foreign language can open the door to a whole host of opportunities.a??