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.


Associate Director of Business Language Education

Center for International Business Education and Research

GSB 3.126

1 University Station, B6000

512 471-1829



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.

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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