Orlando R. Kelm (柯安良) holds degrees from Brigham Young and UC Berkeley, and his professional interests include the teaching of foreign language and culture for professional purposes, focusing mainly on Latin America and Brazil. He has been one of the most prolific developers of online foreign language learning content, including projects in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Turkish. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Business Language Education for the UT CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). 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.
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The reluctance to engage with people from another country is not uncommon. Language barriers may be just the tip of the iceberg in an international negotiation. Because each culture has its own customs for communicating in business and social situations, it can be difficult for members from different groups to bridge those gaps in a short amount of time.