Orlando R. Kelm
Associate Professor — Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 512.232.4534
- Office: MEZ 4.146
- Office Hours: MWF 12-1pm
- Campus Mail Code: B3700
Orlando R. Kelm (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1989) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics whose professional interests center on the use language and culture for professional purposes, such as Business Spanish and Portuguese. His current research focuses on the creation of instructional materials, including the use of innovative technologies in foreign language instruction. He also frequently teaches courses, both in Spanish and Portuguese, in phonetics and phonology. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Business Language Education for the Center for International Business Education and Research at UT, Austin.
SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics
MTWTHF 100pm-230pm PAR 301
Instructor: Orlando R. Kelm
Office: Mezes 4.146
Telephone: 512 232-4534
Office Hours: TBA
The object of this course is to introduce the study of Spanish phonetics by analyzing the speech patterns of four Spanish dialects: Mexico, Argentina, Spain, and Caribbean. Students learn to use the symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet, as applied to the sounds of Spanish. Unit topics include: IPA symbols, phonation, language vs. dialects, syllable division, vowels and diphthongs, phonemes vs. allophones, as well as specific units on the variation of four Spanish dialects. There are 5 unit quizzes and 2 transcription exercises, as well as group class note exercises.
A. Course Materials
Kelm, Orlando R. Course Wiki: http://practicalphonetics.wikispaces.com
Recommended Books (We won’t use them as part of the course, but they serve for those who want more background information on the subject of Spanish phonetics):
Guitart, Jorge M. 2004. Sonido y sentido: Teoría y práctica de la pronunciación del español con audio CD. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Morgan, Terrell A. 2010. Sonidos en contexto. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Schwegler, Armin, Juergen Kempff and Ana Ameal-Guerra. 2010. Fonética y fonología españolas. 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
SPN S611D • Intermediate Spanish II-Arg
1. PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM
The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.
The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):
(1) linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)
(2) communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)
(3) metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)
2. COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES
A. SPN 611D is the third course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.
B. PREREQUISITE FOR 611D: the prerequisite for this course is a passing grade (C or better) in SPN 610 D, equivalent credit transferred from another university, or credit by exam. If you do not have the prerequisite, please drop the course now. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christine Fisher (email@example.com). Their office is located in BEN 2.108.
C. GOALS FOR SPN 611 D
By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:
(a) describing in detail
(b) narrating in the past
(c) narrating past events and reacting subjectively to them
(d) expressing opinions and reacting to dramatic events and situations
(e) reporting what other people said
(f) discussing past actions affecting the present
(g) recognizing dialectal, social and contextual variation
(h) talking about actions completed before other past actions
(i) talking about hypothetical situations in the future or past
(j) understanding the main ideas in moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills)
(k) understanding the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.)
(l) maintaining conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.)
(m) producing written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)
SPN S325L • Argentine Literature-Arg
(also listed as
LAS S370S, LAS S370S, SPN S350, SPN S375 )
SPN 325L Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism (2nd summer session).
This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.
This course is designed to help you
· read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context;
· foster and develop an individual critical points of view;
· analyze and compare different literary texts; and
· write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.
SPN S327G • Adv Grammar & Compositn I-Arg
Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:
- help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
- perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
- acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
- promote critical and integrative thinking skills.
This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to
- discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
- formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
- develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.
All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.
SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics-Arg
SPN 350 • Business In Hispan Life/Cul
TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 1.210
(also listed as
LAS 370S )
Course Title: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture
Instructor Name: Kelm, Orlando
This course consists of the analysis of the cultural issues that come up when doing business in Latin America. Course materials are found on the course blog: http://kelmcultural.wordpress.com/. Content for the class comes from online interviews with Latin American professionals who deal with a variety of cultural issues that Americans will encounter when working in Latin America and Spain. The cultural items are reviewed within the context of Language, Environment, Social Organization, Context, Authority, Non-verbal Communication, and Time. The interviews are saved as video clips and are accessible over the Internet. The 200+ interviews are subdivided into four major categories including the following: Negotiation Style, Language Issues, Courtesy and Social Situations, Time and Scheduling, U.S./Spain Negotiations.
All other materials are found on the WEB at the following URL:
The final grade is determined by a percentage of points earned for the semester (A=90+, B=80+, C=70+, D=60+):
Culture Portfolio 1 x 50 pts = 50
Executive Summaries 4 x 50 pts = 200
Mental Maps 4 x 25 pts = 100
Blog Comments/Posts 10 x 10 pts = 100
Presentación Oral 1 x 100 pts = 100
Attendance 50 pts – 2 = 50
TOTAL 600 pts
Associate Director of Business Language Education
Center for International Business Education and Research
1 University Station, B6000
“Online blogs: teaching the cultural aspects of international business” Journal of International Education in Business 2.1 (2009): 33-47. <http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/JIEB/index>