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Orlando R. Kelm


Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Orlando R. Kelm

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

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 currently serves as the Director of the Portuguese Flagship Program at UT, Austin.

Courses


SPN 367P • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

44535 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.104
(also listed as LAS 322)

 

This course serves as an introduction to the study of the Business Spanish. The primary goal of the course is to gain experience in verbal communication, so that students can participate in meetings, exchanges, video conferences, presentations, and professional discussion, in Spanish and in areas related to finance, marketing, accounting, operations, etc. Grading in this course centers on two major components.  First, we focus on vocabulary acquisition of business-related terminology.  There are eight in-class vocabulary quizzes, based mainly from the chapters in the textbook Éxito Comercial.  Second, students prepare brief 3-4 minute oral presentations on a number of business related topics. Grades on these ‘pass-offs’ are based on the student’s ability to describe accurate content, use correct grammar and vocabulary, give a polished presentation without being dependent on notes, and provide answers to expansion questions and clarifications related to the topic.

 

Note: This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

SPN 367P • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

44540 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM BEN 1.124
(also listed as LAS 322)

 

This course serves as an introduction to the study of the Business Spanish. The primary goal of the course is to gain experience in verbal communication, so that students can participate in meetings, exchanges, video conferences, presentations, and professional discussion, in Spanish and in areas related to finance, marketing, accounting, operations, etc. Grading in this course centers on two major components.  First, we focus on vocabulary acquisition of business-related terminology.  There are eight in-class vocabulary quizzes, based mainly from the chapters in the textbook Éxito Comercial.  Second, students prepare brief 3-4 minute oral presentations on a number of business related topics. Grades on these ‘pass-offs’ are based on the student’s ability to describe accurate content, use correct grammar and vocabulary, give a polished presentation without being dependent on notes, and provide answers to expansion questions and clarifications related to the topic.

 

Note: This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

POR F367P • Busn Brazilian Life/Cul-Bra

84025 • Summer 2019

Develop vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills for professional purposes. Topics include cultural issues that influence professional activities in Portuguese-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Business in Brazilian Life and Culture. Cultural aspects of business practices in Brazil.

POR 327C • Adv Grammar/Writing In Context

44750 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.104

A.  Description

 

This course provides intermediate-level students of Portuguese with an opportunity to improve their oral proficiency, writing ability, and to do so with a focus on advanced grammar principles that are challenging for learners of Portuguese.  The course is design to provide practical oral and written exercises. We use a number of online and open-resource materials in Portuguese language to serve as the foundation for the oral and written assignments. Every unit includes a day to be exposed to the online materials, another day to write brief compositions about the topic, and another day to review related grammar principles and to orally perform the designated tasks. There are also two online midterm exams, both of which focus on the grammar principles that have come up in the course discussions.

 

Note: This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

 

B.  Course Materials

 

Required Materials

 

Kelm, Orlando R. Brazilpod Homepage: https://coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/

-       Tá Falado

-       Conversa Brasileira

-       Língua da Gente

-       Portuguese Communication Exercises

-        

Perini, Mario. A. 2002. Modern Portuguese: A Reference Grammar. New Haven: Yale University Press.

 

UGS 303 • Cultural Issues With Lat Am

61560-61570 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM SZB 330

A.  Description

 

Intercultural communication is more effective when we can identify and understand the reasons we culturally behave the way we do. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to recognize these behaviors and “resolve the cultural dilemmas” by drawing from the positive aspects of these differences. We do so within the context of North America and Latin America. We begin by teaching three distinct theoretical models that approach the subject of intercultural communication: David Victor’s LESCANT model, Hammer’s Intercultural Development Inventory, and Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner’s Cultural Dilemmas. Using these three models, students learn how to identify and observe cultural differences, both in their own patterns as well as in the behavior of others. From there, the major task of the course becomes an analysis of various cultural scenarios about Latin American where students provide suggestions and recommendations on how to resolve the dilemmas. Assigned work includes interaction with students at partner schools in Brazil, survey assignments, “This Week in Latin America” assignments, and written assignments related to Gems of the University and the University Lecture Series.

 

As a signature course, students will also have the opportunity to use the content from this course to develop critical thinking and communication skills, as well as develop a sense of social responsibility. As with other signature courses, students also have opportunities to develop information literacy, learn of the Gems of the University, and attend lectures that are part of the University Lecture Series.

 

Note:  This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

 

B.  Course Materials

 

Required Materials

 

Trompenaars, Fons & Charles Hampden-Turner. 2012. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business. 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw Hill

 

Related Online Resources

 

Kelm, Orlando R. Padlet Wall, “Cross-Cultural Competence: Making the most of our cultural differences” http://padlet.com/orkelm/culturalcompetence

 

Kelm, Orlando R. Pathbrite, Homepage: https://pathbrite.com/orkelm/profile

 

World Clock Meeting Planner

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

 

Recommended Books

 

Kelm, Orlando R., David A. Victor. 2016. The Seven Keys to Communicating in Brazil: An Intercultural Approach. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

(Online Order with 30% discount code TGUF: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/seven-keys-communicating-brazil )

 

LAS 322 • Id/Resolv Cul Dilemma: Bra/Us

39709 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.126
(also listed as PRC 320E)

Please check back for updates.

POR 330L • Intro Lang & Lingstcs In Socty

45290 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.212

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance.

SPN 367P • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

45775 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.212
(also listed as LAS 322)

Develops vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills that are related to foreign language for professional purposes. Also covers cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Spanish for Health Care Professions. Designed to exercise fluency in both spoken and written language in health care situations. Focus on the complex grammatical concepts and cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 2: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture.

Topic 3: Translation Principles and Practice.

POR F367P • Busn Brazilian Life/Cul-Bra

85145 • Summer 2018

Develop vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills for professional purposes. Topics include cultural issues that influence professional activities in Portuguese-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Business in Brazilian Life and Culture. Cultural aspects of business practices in Brazil.

ILA 386 • Frgn Lang In Digital Human

45750 • Fall 2017
Meets T 5:00PM-8:00PM BEN 1.118

Audience: The course is designed for Graduate Students in linguistics, foreign language education, graduate students in other departments, including those who study literature but would benefit from a foundational knowledge of linguistics and pedagogy.

Course Description: Our traditional foreign language methodology is confronting the reality of our digital age: instant access to information, video, audio, chats, conversations with people from anywhere at any time, and communication & information flows. All of these potentially change our pedagogical approach, which lead us to assess whether technology and social media are a hindrance or an asset to our language learning. In this course we look at two strands. First, we survey new digital options and tools in learning foreign languages. Second, we survey those options within the context of theories and models related to second language acquisition. That is to say, is there any theoretical foundation behind the effectiveness of these digital foreign language-learning tools? The course will include four units:

  1. Tools to organize materials, sort presentations, build portfolios: e.g., padlet.com, blendspace.com, wikispaces.com, getkahoot.com, YouTube Channels, Facebook Groups, Twitter Feeds.
  2. Tools to enhance individual practice: e.g., memrise.com, mangolanguages.com, hello-hello.com, duolingo.com, busuu.com, livemocha.com, FluentU.com, LinqQ.com, HelloTalk.com, OpenLanguage.com.
  3. Tools to enhance classroom activities: e.g., Aurasma.com, Vyclone.com, List.ly, coogle.it.
  4. Tools that become available via Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons licenses: e.g., Brazilpod, Tá Falado, Conversa Brasileira, Língua da Gente.

Requirements and Grading:

The final grade is based on the percentage of total points earned (A = 94+, A- = 90+, B+ = 87+, B = 84+, B- = 80+, C+ = 77+, C = 74+, C- = 70+, D+ = 67+, D = 64+, D- = 60+). Points are distributed on the following basis:

40%     Four oral presentations on content of units

30%     Four 1,000-word reaction papers on course units (to be posted on the course padlet wall)

10%     One bibliography of topics related to unit of interest

20%     YouTube Channel or Aurasma portfolio project.

Possible Class Materials and Readings

Journal of Language Learning and Technology, http://llt.msu.edu

Lamy, Marie-Noëlle and Katerina Zourou (Eds). 2013. Social Networking for Language Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, Aisha & Goodith White. 2013. Technology Enhanced Language Learning: Connecting Theory and Practice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Zou, Bin, Minjie Xing, Yuping Wang, Mingyu Sun and Catherine H. Xiang (eds). 2013. Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances. Hershey, PA: IGI Global: Information Science Reference. 

POR 330L • Intro Lang & Lingstcs In Socty

45955 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.102

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance.

POR 330L • Intro Lang & Lingstcs In Socty

46015 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.102

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance.

SPN 330L • Intro Lang And Ling In Society

46455 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 2.124

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance.

SPN 330L • Intro Lang And Ling In Society

46460 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 303

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance.

SPN F330L • Intro Lang And Ling In Society

86355 • Summer 2016
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM MEZ 2.118

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance.

POR 330L • Intro Lang & Lingstcs In Socty

45080 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.102

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance.

SPN 330L • Intro Lang And Ling In Society

45645 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.120

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance.

SPN 346 • Sounds And Intonation

45655 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.118

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN F330L • Intro Lang And Ling In Society

87260 • Summer 2015
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM MEZ 2.118

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, and dialect differences and their social significance.

POR 327C • Adv Grammar/Writing In Context

45560 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.122

Study and practice of Portuguese grammar, including reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Portuguese language, literature, and culture.

POR 330L • Intro Lang & Lingstcs In Socty

45565 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102

Examines the dynamics of language structure and use throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. Covers topics such as sound systems, grammatical structures, historical developments, language learning and loss, dialect differences, and their social significance.

LAS 322 • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

40550 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.118
(also listed as SPN 367P)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

SPN 346 • Sounds And Intonation

47320 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A207A

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

POR F341 • Cul Diff: Btwn Usa/Brazil-Bra

88095 • Summer 2014

POR 341

Summer 2007, Salvador, Bahia

 

AFRO-BRAZIL AND AFRO-BRAZILIANS: LITERATURES, CULTURE, REPRESENTATION

The purpose of this six week course is to analyze the literary, cultural and social representation of Afro-Brazilians (blacks and mulattoes) from 1800s to contemporary authors. After a brief introduction of the histories of resistance against slavery in colonial times (quilombos), the course will focus on Nineteenth century literatures on and about Afro-Brazilians with an emphasis on Nineteenth century black rebellions (Malês), and the contradictions of abolitionist literature. The first four decades of the twentieth century will focus on modernismo-regionalista literatures, to criticize views of Brazilian racial democracy and the contradictions of Populist depictions of Afro-Brazilians. The last part of the course will focus on contemporary works written by Afro-Brazilian authors, from the social emergence of Abdias do Nascimento “Movimento Negro” to contemporary narratives, music and documentaries which main focus are the cultures of poverty, abandonment, violence in the inner cities, and social discrimination. The course will include cultural tours around main cultural sites in Salvador, Bahia. The course will be taught in Portuguese (readings in English and Portuguese) and will include documentaries and film in Portuguese (or with English subtitles). Students will write a 10 page final paper in Portuguese. The topic will be chosen by the student with the assistance of Prof. Arroyo.

 

The class will meet from Monday to Thursday (10-12) in ACBEU.

Thursdays and Friday afternoons will be used for tours. Please check your calendars. Attendance is mandatory. All materials are required. One 10 page paper will be presented at the end of the six week period. Two themes, students choose one.

 

Books (required):

João J. Reis, Black Rebellions in Brazil. The Muslims uprisings of 1835 in Bahia (Amazon)

 

Luso-Brazilian Books:

Guimãraes Bernardo. A escrava Isaura.

Caminha, Adolfo. Bom crioulo.

Amado, Jorge. Tenda dos milagres.

Rui Gomes. O Pagador de promessas.

 

 

One course pack available at Speedway Copy and Printing (Dobie Mall) (Pquete inclui Leituras críticas e Quarto de despejo, Joanna Carolina de Jesus)

POR 362 • Advanced Composition

47000 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.102

Translation of English texts into Portuguese and free composition; special attention to idiomatic expressions and to grammatical and syntactical features.

SPN 130D • Spanish Across Disciplines

47540 • Spring 2014
Meets M 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.104

Students read and discuss Spanish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course.

LAS 370P • Cul Aspects Busn In Brazil

40855 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.118
(also listed as PRC 320E)

Please check back for updates.

SPN 130D • Spanish Across Disciplines

47320 • Fall 2013
Meets T 2:30PM-3:30PM BEN 1.118

Students read and discuss Spanish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course.

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

47335 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.122

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

POR 362 • Advanced Composition

46230 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.118

Translation of English texts into Portuguese and free composition; special attention to idiomatic expressions and to grammatical and syntactical features.

SPN 130D • Spanish Across Disciplines

46825 • Spring 2013
Meets M 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 302

Students read and discuss Spanish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course.

SPN 130D • Spanish Across Disciplines

46550 • Fall 2012
Meets M 10:00AM-11:00AM WAG 208

Students read and discuss Spanish language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course.

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

46570 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM UTC 3.122

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

89105 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM PAR 301

Spanish 346 

Practical Phonetics

 

Instructor:                  Orlando R. Kelm

Office:                         Mezes 4.146

Telephone:                 512 232-4534

Office Hours:             TBA

E-mail:                       orkelm@mail.utexas.edu

Internet:                     http://orlandokelm.wordpress.com/ 

 

Description:

The object of this course is to introduce the study of Spanish phonetics by analyzing the speech patterns of four Spanish dialects: Mexico, Argentina, Spain, and Caribbean.  Students learn to use the symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet, as applied to the sounds of Spanish.  Unit topics include: IPA symbols, phonation, language vs. dialects, syllable division, vowels and diphthongs, phonemes vs. allophones, as well as specific units on the variation of four Spanish dialects.  There are 5 unit quizzes and 2 transcription exercises, as well as group class note exercises.

A. Course Materials

Kelm, Orlando R. Course Wiki: http://practicalphonetics.wikispaces.com

Recommended Books (We won’t use them as part of the course, but they serve for those who want more background information on the subject of Spanish phonetics):

Guitart, Jorge M. 2004. Sonido y sentido: Teoría y práctica de la pronunciación del español con audio CD. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Morgan, Terrell A. 2010.  Sonidos en contexto. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Schwegler, Armin, Juergen Kempff and Ana Ameal-Guerra. 2010. Fonética y fonología españolas. 4th Edition.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

I B 395 • Business In Latin America

04755 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM CBA 4.330
(also listed as LAS 381)

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.

 

POR 362 • Advanced Composition

45930 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.120

Translation of English texts into Portuguese and free composition; special attention to idiomatic expressions and to grammatical and syntactical features.

LAS 370S • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

40315 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.210
(also listed as SPN 350)

Please check back for updates.

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

46485 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.122

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN S611D • Intermediate Spanish II-Arg

89180 • Summer 2011

 

  • This document contains important information and represents an agreement between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its students.
  • You are responsible for knowing all of the information contained in this document.
  • You indicate acceptance of these policies by registering for this course.

 

 

1.  PURPOSE, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The objective of the Spanish language program addresses the basic tenet of a liberal arts education: the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society. This objective is framed in an overall worldwide trend towards political and economical internationalization and an increasingly diverse and multicultural work environment.

 

The Spanish language program focuses on the development of multilingual literacies through the analysis and use of Spanish as a second language. The program focuses on the development of three major types of competencies (all equally ranked in terms of importance):

 

(1)  linguistic competence (Spanish phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, lexicon, discourse, etc.)

(2)  communication / interactional competence (sociocultural uses of the language, pragmatics, cultural background / perspectives)

(3)  metalinguistic competence (language as a conceptual, symbolic system)

 

 

2.  COURSE DESCRIPTION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

A. SPN 611D is the third course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course.  The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations.

 

B. PREREQUISITE FOR 611D: the prerequisite for this course is a passing grade (C or better) in SPN 610 D, equivalent credit transferred from another university, or credit by exam. If you do not have the prerequisite, please drop the course now. For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. GOALS FOR SPN 611 D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

 

(a) describing in detail 

(b) narrating in the  past

(c) narrating past events and reacting subjectively to them

(d) expressing opinions and reacting to dramatic events and situations

(e) reporting what other people said

(f) discussing past actions affecting the present

(g) recognizing dialectal, social and contextual variation

(h) talking about actions completed before other past actions

(i) talking about hypothetical situations in the future or past

(j) understanding the main ideas in moderately complex written texts (with improved skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills)

(k) understanding the main ideas of  moderately complex oral discourse (with improved recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.)

(l) maintaining conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies, such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.)

(m) producing written work of a substantial length (with improved organization, connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN S325L • Intro Spn Amer Lit Snc Mod-Arg

89195 • Summer 2011

 SPN 325L Introduction to Spanish American Literature since Modernism (2nd summer session).
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course offers a survey of major literary trends and writers of Spanish American literature since Modernism within a cultural context. While the course uses a selection of works that are recognized by critics, specialists, and readers as the most outstanding, it will also include other less-known authors that are equally notable in order to reflect the diversity of Spanish American literature. Most works will be read in their entirety; however, an occasional work may be abridged. The course will include the four genres and will require both textual and thematic analyses of the works so as to prepare students for more advanced courses.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is designed to help you
·       read and understand literary texts within an historical and cultural context;
·       foster and develop an individual critical points of view;
·       analyze and compare different literary texts; and
·       write short responses and essays that focus on text and thematic analysis.

SPN S327G • Adv Grammar & Compositn I-Arg

89210 • Summer 2011

Within the language program, SPN 327G is the first in the Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition two-course sequence. It is a bridge course between lower and upper-division Spanish designed to:

  • help you inductively master grammar points of particular concern to speakers of English
  • perfect your grammar skills through a variety of tasks designed to clarify and expand your knowledge about particular grammatical points. The oral, reading, and writing activities used to present the grammar offer relevant cultural knowledge that you will be expected to investigate and compare with your own culture.
  • acquire and apply strategies of composition development (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and evaluation), and
  • promote critical and integrative thinking skills.

 

This learner-based course will lead you through a guided inductive approach that presents you with selected samples to analyze in order to

  • discover patterns of oral and written discourse,
  • formulate hypotheses about the linguistic and communicative functions of the Spanish language, and
  • develop an understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

All in-class activities, readings, and assignments are in Spanish.

 

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics-Arg

89235 • Summer 2011


I B 395 • Business In Latin America

04830 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM GSB 5.142A
(also listed as LAS 381)

coming soon

POR 362 • Advanced Composition

46525 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.120

Translation of English texts into Portuguese and free composition; special attention to idiomatic expressions and to grammatical and syntactical features.

LAS 370S • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

40270 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.210
(also listed as SPN 350)

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

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

46640 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM UTC 3.102

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

88690 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM MEZ 1.120


SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

48155 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.306

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

48170 • Fall 2008
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 4.110

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

90005 • Summer 2008
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM BEN 1.124


POR 321 • Practical Phonetics

47010 • Spring 2008
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A205A

Introduction to the study of Portuguese phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

90155 • Summer 2007
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM BEN 1.124


SPN 346 • Practical Phonetics

47850 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.122

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

LAS 370S • Business In Hispan Life/Cul

41425 • Fall 2006
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.104
(also listed as SPN 350)

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SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

89875 • Summer 2006
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM BEN 1.124


POR 321 • Practical Phonetics

46040 • Fall 2005
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GAR 3

Introduction to the study of Portuguese phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

47105 • Fall 2005
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.124

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN F346 • Practical Phonetics

89095 • Summer 2005
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM PAR 306

Introduction to the study of Spanish phonetics and phonology, focusing on four aspects: mechanisms of sound production, representation of sounds and intonation, dialect variation, and comparison with English.

SPN 345L • Intro To Hispanic Linguistics

45610 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.126

Introduction to the study of the Spanish language through different areas of linguistics such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and second-language acquisition.

SPN 393T • Teaching Spn For Spec Purposes

44015 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 4.120

PROFESSOR LUIS CARCAMO-HUECHANTE

POR 322L • Conf Crs In Luso-Brazilian Lit

43890 • Fall 2003

Conference course.

POR S612 • Accl Sec-Yr Por: Oral Ex/Rd/Cm

88755 • Summer 2003
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-12:30PM BAT 217

DESCRIPTION: This course is focused on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while building vocabulary, REVIEWING ESSENTIAL RULES AND TERMINOLOGY OF PORTUGUESE GRAMMAR, BEING INTRODUCED TO MORE COMPLEX GRAMMAR STRUCTURES, AND GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PORTUGUESE SPEAKING CULTURES, WITH A FOCUS ON BRAZIL, IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE IN AN ACCURATE, EFFECTIVE, AND INFORMED MANNER WITHIN A VARIETY OF SOCIO-CULTURAL SITUATIONS.

 

SPN 393T • Teaching Spanish For Business

44460 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 4.120

PROFESSOR LUIS CARCAMO-HUECHANTE

SPN S346 • Practical Phonetics

88705 • Summer 2001
Meets MTWTHF 2:30PM-4:00PM BAT 307


SPN 393T • Tech Teaching Cul/Lang/Lin/Lit

43970 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BAT 107

PROFESSOR LUIS CARCAMO-HUECHANTE

CIBER


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


 

“Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives” 2018. Updated version of the nearly 1000 previous Spanish, German, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese online interviews. Update includes Russian and Portuguese. <http://sites.utexas.edu/culturalinterviews/>.
 
“Língua da Gente.” 2014-2018. Audio podcast lessons with accompanying PDF files, and discussion blog. <http://linguadagente.coerll.utexas.edu>.
 
“Língua da Gente” Application. 2014-2017.  Mobile App with exercises to accompany the Língua da Gente podcast series. <http://openlanguage.com/library/learn-portuguese/24/latest>.
 
"Conversa Brasileira." 2009-2012. Video podcast lessons with accompanying PDF files, and discussion blog. <http://coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/cob/>.

 

Online Interviews


 


Olá Brasil!: Intercultural Learning at a Distance in a Global Classroom, May 7, 2018. http://spark.facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/ola-brasil-intercultural-learning-at-a-distance-in-global-classrooms/

 
Open Education Week Promotion of Open Access. Texas Libraries, March 5, 2018. https://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/texlibris/2018/03/05/open-education-week-promotion-of-open-access/
 
The Foreign Language Mastery Show. Host John Fotheringham. Nov. 25, 2009.  http://l2mastery.com/blog/shownotes/interview-with-dr-orlando-kelm/
 
The Global Wanderer: Intelligent Talk – Business. Culture. Travel. Host: Michael Froehls, June 11, 2013. http://theglobalwanderer.tumblr.com/post/52749385036/intercultural-awareness
 
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/
 
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
 
Communicating in Brazil: Professor’s New Book Promotes Understanding Across Cultures. Jeremy Simon. December 12, 2016. http://www.today.mccombs.utexas.edu/2016/12/orlando-kelm-brazil-communication-new-book

 

Publications


 

Kelm, Orlando R., David Victor, and Haru Yamada. The Seven Keys to Communicating in Japan: An Intercultural Approach.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2017. Pp 254.
 
Kelm, Orlando R. and David A. Victor. The Seven Keys to Communicating in Brazil: An Intercultural Approach.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2016. Pp 211.
 
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.
 
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/>
 
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.

 

 

 


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