My lovely jewel of a student who I've had wonderful interactions with all year (sarcasm) recently responded to being asked to follow instructions by speaking in Mandarin. (We teach Mandarin at our school and some kids take it.) Knowing this student he probably wasn't saying anything nice, but unfortunately, Mandarin is not on my list of languages that I can understand even a little bit. (I can understand when someone is cursing at me in Spanish or German though!) He could be just saying random words in Mandarin to get a reaction. Or he could be cursing. Since I was unable to tell I just decided to ignore it (though his buddies chortled around him after he said it). If he does it again at an inappropriate time, I'll give him a consequence for disrupting the class, but if he really is cursing then I'd be letting him get away with something inappropriate too. I could record it and all and bring it to the Mandarin teacher, but eh. It's very hard to accurately hear and spell out Mandarin words for Google translate by the way, because they have all of the tone nuances and such. I've also been playing around with a mischievous idea in case he does it again. I don't speak Vietnamese, but I grew up around it so I can mimic the sounds pretty well, and I know nobody in my class speaks that language, so I was thinking about speaking authentic sounding nonsense words/sounds in Vietnamese back at him just for kicks to see the look on his face. I know that's not very professional and all, but it might be worth a few laughs. I also learned a few Mandarin curses of my own (in the process of trying to figure out what he was saying through Google), but I won't do that. lol. What would you do in this situation? Ignore? Report it to admin/parent/Mandarin teacher? Mess with his head?