Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has revealed that he is learning French for the benefit of the club's latest signings.
"I'm talking all the time, probably with a terrible accent, but I'm trying," Taylor told The Mirror. "Thumbs up means good. I got a Spanish GCSE not French.
"It'll be nice to learn a bit of French, just in case."
Newcastle host Chelsea at St James' Park in the Premier League on Saturday.