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Orlando R. Kelm

Associate Professor Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese and Department of Marketing Administration
Orlando R. Kelm

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Biography

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.

Interests

The teaching of foreign language for professional purposes, Use of technology in foreign language education, Portuguese and Spanish phonetics, Applied linguistics.

LAS 322 • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

40550 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 2.118
(also listed as SPN 367P )
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Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

LAS 381 • Business In Latin America

40375 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 800am-930am CBA 4.330
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This course, (taught in Spanish, but designed for both native and non-native speakers of Spanish), 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, Contexting, 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.

 

LAS 381 • Business In Latin America

40717 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 800am-930am GSB 5.142A
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coming soon

LAS 370S • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

40270 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 1.210
(also listed as SPN 350 )
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Course Title: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture

Instructor Name: Kelm, Orlando

 

Description:

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.

 

Texts:

All other materials are found on the WEB at the following URL:

 http://kelmcultural.wordpress.com/

 

Grading:

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

CIBER

Associate Director of Business Language Education

Center for International Business Education and Research

GSB 3.126

1 University Station, B6000

512 471-1829

 

Publications

Kelm, Orlando R. Língua da Gente. 2014. Audio podcast lessons with accompanying PDF files, and discussion blog.
 
 

Kelm, Orlando R. Conversa Brasileira. Reproduced and distributed on demand by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), The University of Texas at Austin. 2013. Pp 352.
 
http://www.lulu.com/shop/orlando-r-kelm/conversa-brasileira/paperback/product-21180214.html
 

Kelm, Orlando R., John N. Doggett, and Haiping Tang. When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans. Charleston, SC: Createspace.com. 2011. Pp 146.

 

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