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Orlando Kelm

Associate Professor

Department:     Marketing

Orlando Kelm Headshot
Orlando Kelm Headshot

Dr. Orlando R. Kelm 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).

Professor’s Kelm's research and publications center on the cultural aspects of international business and the pedagogical applications of innovative technologies in language learning, focusing mainly on Latin America and Brazil. He teaches MBA elective courses, usually taught in Spanish, on the cultural aspects of doing business abroad. He has also led a number of the MBA Global Connections trips, both to South America and China.

His most recent online materials development projects are entitled "Conversa Brasileira" and “Língua da Gente” 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." Prior to that, he published a similar book about Brazilian perceptions regarding their work with North Americans, (coauthor: Mary E. Risner): “Brazilians Working with Americans.” His next book (coauthor: David A. Victor), provisionally entitled “The 7 Keys to International Communication: Brazil” should be published through Georgetown University Press soon.