Question here for modern language teachers. I am an NQT German and French teacher. I have now more or less passed probation year and am.lucky to have secured a job at the same school for next year. However, I have had such a shock and hard time managing behaviour this year, and still am, to the extent that I probably run 90% or more of my lessons in the L1, English, and feel like a complete failure. I have no theoretical issues with teaching almost everything in the L2, and having the L2 as the classroom language and I am convinced it is the best and and most engaging way to teach languages, and it is how I dream of being able to teach. But I have just found it so hard to do on top of behaviour, and I am happy if I have kept my pupils not sceaming for a lesson. Now I fear it is too late to start using L2 as the kids aren’t used to it, and even if I make a fresh start next year it will still be a shock to any pupils I have already taught. Has anyone been in a similar situation, and can anyone offer tips on how to begin to begin to introduce more target language to lessons? I have bought a book to read to help me with this, but am feeling a little daunted and depressed as I start to read it! Thanks all!