University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Orlando Kelm

Associate Professor

Department: Business, Government and SocietyMarketing

Additional Titles: Faculty Associate

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Biography Orlando R. Kelm (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses in Portuguese and Spanish, focusing mainly on business language and the cultural aspects of international business communication. He also serves as the Associate Director of Business Language Education at the UT CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). Prof. Kelm's research and publications center on the cultural aspects of international business and the pedagogical applications of innovative technologies in language learning. His most recent online materials development project is entitled Conversa Brasileira and his most recent book (coauthors: John N. Doggett and Haiping Tang) is entitled When We Are the Foreigners: What Chinese Think About Working With Americans.
Orlando R. Kelm and Denise Palmiere. 2011. Conversa Brasileira - A internete e as Nomvas Possibilidades de Uso de Video no Ensino de Portugues como Lingua Estrangeira. Washington, DC: IV Simposio sobre o Ensino de Portugues para Falantes de Espanhol. forthcoming.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2012. Breathe Pure Chile: Teaching about the Cultural Differences in International Business. Global Business Languages 16, 83-99.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2011. Innovative Technologies and the Teaching of Portuguese, in O Ensino de Portugues nos Estados Unidos, Jose Marcelo Freitas de Luna, ed. Jundiai: Paco Editorial, 99-117.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2011. Innovative Technologies-New Opportunities in Language Teaching. Business Communication Quarterly 74(4), 505-520.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2011. Social Media: It's What the Students Do. Business Communication Quarterly 74(4), 505-520.
Orlando R. Kelm, John N. Doggett, and Haiping Tang. 2011. When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans. Charleston, SC:
Orlando R. Kelm. 2010. Online blogs: teaching the cultural aspects of international business. Portuguese Language Journal 4.
Orlando R. Kelm and Mary Risner. 2007. Brazilians Working with Americans: Cultural Case Studies. Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2005. Foreign Language Materials for Business Portuguese: The Role of Technology in the Development of Foreign Language Curricula, in Learning and Knowledge for the Network Society, David Gibson, Manuel Heitor and Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez, eds. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 443-452.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2004. Portuguese for Specific Purposes: It Applies 100% of the Time. in Portugues para falantes de espanhol: Artigos selecionados escritos em portugues e ingles., Antonio Simoes, Ana Maria Carvalho and Lyris Wiedemann, eds. Editora Pontes, 193-206.
Orlando R. Kelm. 2003. The Role of Foreign Language Instruction and Proficiency as Related to Study Abroad Programs in Business. Advances in International Marketing 13, 85-98.
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Academic Leadership and Awards
Professional Awards
International Research and Studies (IRS) Instructional Materials Grant, Dept. of Education2009
Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Grant2009
Ta Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation. Mobile Technologies for Construction Education Gold Award Winner2008
Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Grant, Ta Falado, Conversa Brasileira2007
Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services Grant2006
Maria Isabel Abreu Award, Best Research Article, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese2003
Fifth Annual Innovative Instruction Technologies Award, The University of Texas at Austin2001
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Teaching Awards
McCombs School of Business Elective Faculty Honor Roll, Outstanding MBA Class Instruction2008
McCombs School of Business Elective Faculty Honor Roll, Outstanding Elective Class Instruction2002
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, The University of California, Berkeley1987
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