This study examines the relation between using audio clips of a nonnative, English-speaking instructor's heavily accented lecture (hereafter, HAL) and student evaluations of the instructor's teaching. In Spring 2011, we recorded audio clips of our HAL and made them available to students through iLearn, a learning management system. We found a significant positive relation between audio clips usage and several improved teacher evaluation ratings. This finding is useful to nonnative, English-speaking instructors because accounting students are influential in teacher evaluations, and the majority of accounting administrators in the United States use teacher evaluations for decisions on retention, promotion, and tenure.
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