Hi there everyone, I'm currently a Modern Languages student at university, and as part of my Year Abroad I have been working in a collège and a lycée in France. It's going really well, I am fortunate enough to be running classes by myself, which is particularly useful as I want to train to be an MFL teacher after my degree. There is one problem I am having in class, and wondered if you could all help me with it. Whenever pupils gets noisy/off-task/distracted, I'm finding it difficult to get them to continue doing their work. If I try to do this in English, they generally don't understand. I've done this in French several times, but they just laugh at my accent and continue what they are doing. I've asked teachers here about it, but they've only ever been able to help re: disciplining particularly problematic children after the lesson etc. So, do any of you have any strategies to manage behaviour using non-verbal and TL prompts? Whilst I know I could just let them misbehave, I am really keen on being able to do this well as a 'practice' for when I may one day become a 'real teacher'. Thanks for your thoughts!