Hi everyone. Apologies if this is not the right place to post this, I'm just looking for some pointers regarding my rather challenging situation. I started teaching English as a trainee in September 2018. It is not my degree subject but I have felt more than capable teaching it, as I did Language and Literature at A-Level. However, in half-term 2 I have run into a rather new set of challenges with my bottom-set year 10 class. I have recently inherited two boys from Eastern Europe into my class. They are nice boys but they have very, very limited English skills. I struggle to get them to understand what I am saying (my accent doesn't help much in this regard) and feel like I am letting them and the rest of the class down. There are only 4 boys in the class. I am not an ESL/EAL teacher. I guess what I am asking is that now I have moved on to teaching Macbeth, I am conscious that I can probably just about get them to understand the plot, but I am not getting anything useful from them in terms of assessment. I cannot make them understand how to answer questions about Macbeth, or get them to find deeper meanings behind English phrases that they don't even understand the surface meanings of. I am really struggling with this class now. I feel like I am not making any progress with regards to their GCSE Lit exam next year. Any help from ESL/EAL teachers or just teachers that have taught Macbeth to lower ability classes would be greatly appreciated.