I have a VERY difficult year 9 group, its small but all pupils are very disrespectful, totally disinterested and I know this is a big thing to say but totally un-teachable. I've taken them over to see If I can do anything different but I am at a loss as to what to try next. I have done cultural understanding lessons and do manage to get their interest from time to time but as soon as any work (however simple and always in english) is set they are totally unwilling to do it. Behaviour is the biggest problem (these pupils really shouldn't be all together in the same class) Even when I show videos (which I don't like to do too often - I am there to teach no?) concentration is very poor. I am sure some of you guys have had classes like this before. How have you tried to make the lessons appeal more? They are not interested in language any more (it's gone too far for me to even go there!).......any help/advice really would be appreciated. I know that there isn't long left until the end of term but I take the responsibility seriously and don't see why a group like this should be able to get away with behaving/dictating the course of lessons the way that they do. Thanks in advance.