Orlando R. Kelm

Affiliated ProfessorsPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Orlando R. Kelm



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


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.


Orlando R. Kelm 柯安良, (kē, ān liáng)

Associate Director, Business Language Education

Center for Global Business / CIBER

McCombs School of Business

University of Texas, Austin 78712

TEL (512) 232-4534  FAX (512) 471-8073

URL: http://orlandokelm.wordpress.com


Internet Based Publication Projects


  1. “Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives” 2015. Updated version of the nearly 1000 previous Spanish, German, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese online interviews. <http://culturalinterviews.wikispaces.com>.


  1. “Língua da Gente.” 2014-2016. Audio podcast lessons with accompanying PDF files, and discussion blog. <http://linguadagente.coerll.utexas.edu>.


  1. “Língua da Gente” Application. 2014-2016.  Mobile App with exercises to accompany the Língua da Gente podcast series. <http://openlanguage.com/library/learn-portuguese/24/latest>.


  1. "Conversa Brasileira." 2009-2012. Video podcast lessons with accompanying PDF files, and discussion blog. <http://coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/cob/>.


Online Interviews


  1. The Foreign Language Mastery Show. Host John Fotheringham. Nov. 25, 2009.  http://l2mastery.com/blog/shownotes/interview-with-dr-orlando-kelm/


  1. The Global Wanderer: Intelligent Talk – Business. Culture. Travel. Host: Michael Froehls, June 11, 2013. http://theglobalwanderer.tumblr.com/post/52749385036/intercultural-awareness


  1. The Hum of Language Acquisition: The Official Voice of OpenLanguage. Host: Jenny Zhu, July 31, 2013. http://blog.openlanguage.com/2013/07/31/the-openlanguage-learners-series-conversation-with-a-reluctant-polyglot/


  1. Travel Wisdom Podcast. Host Ladan Jiracek. Feb 13, 2015-10-15. http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/travel-wisdom-podcast-how-travelling-can-plant-the-seeds-of-wisdom-and-lead-to-success-in-life/episodes/ep-42-orlando-kelm-on-learning-languages-as-a-cultural-thing-also-his-portuguese-podcast



  1. 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.


  1. 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.

Interview Article: Ladan Nikravan, Diversity Executive, Oct. 4, 2011, <http://www.diversity-executive.com/article.php?in=1325>

Review: Kirkus Indie Review, Oct. 3, 2011, <http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/indie/orlando-r-kelm/when-we-are-foreigners/>

Review: Trevor Williams, Global Atlanta, Sept. 21, 2011, <http://www.globalatlanta.com/article/25079/>

  1. Kelm, Orlando R., Mary Risner. Brazilians Working with Americans: Cultural Case Studies. Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press, 2007. Pp 196.

Review: Vanessa Fitzgibbon, Luso-Brazilian Review, Volume 47, Number 1, 2010, pp. 254-256.

Review: Maria Antonia Cowles, The Modern Language Journal, Volume 93, Number 1, 2009, pp. 132.

In progress:

Kelm, Orlando R., and David Victor. The Seven Keys to Intercultural Communication: Brazil.  To be published by Georgetown University Press in Fall 2016.

Kelm, Orlando R., David Victor, and Haru Yamada. The Seven Keys to Intercultural Communication: Japan.  To be published by Georgetown University Press.