Skip to main content
Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now
and do "back to school" in style.
Pages and Files
Study by Topic (All Languages):
All Interviews by Topic
Study by Language
Abdullah Marulcu Business and Food
Abdullah Marulcu Names and Titles
Abdullah Marulcu Putting Things in Writing
Ability versus Connections
Ahmet Deniz Follow up after Negotiations
Ahmet Deniz Greeting Others
Ahmet Deniz Ratification from Superiors
Ahmet Deniz Reformulating Strategies
Ahmet Malkan Avoid Offending Others
Ahmet Malkan Limited Cultural Knowledge
Ahmet Malkan Ratification from Superiors
Ahmet Malkan Working in Groups
Akemo Yuki Formal and Informal Language
Akemo Yuki Machismo
Akemo Yuki Non-Drinkers and Vegetarians
Akemo Yuki Use of Interpreters
Akira Mukai Agendas
Add "All Pages"
Welcome to Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives
Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives is a compilation of around 1000 brief video clips in which executives from different countries discuss (in their native language) cultural issues that are of interest to North Americans. These executives offer their opinion on a number of issues related to their experience in working with North Americans. These interviews serve as an excellent resource for intermediate and advanced learners of a foreign language. To date we have executives who speak Spanish, German, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, and Russian. We hope to add other Portuguese in the near future as well. Beyond foreign language learning, these interviews also serve to compare cross-cultural opinions about professional activities.
We have subdivided the interviews into 5 major topics: Working w/ North Americans, Professional Activities, Language Issues, Social Situations, Time & Scheduling. Users can view these interviews either by language (click on any of the languages on the sidebar) or all together by topics (click on 'All interviews by topic' on the sidebar). All of the video clips are also available on youtube (and they are embedded here in this site). Many of the youtube video clips provide subtitles, which you are welcome to turn on or off, depending on personal preferences.
These materials were created with support from the University of Texas CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) and the University of Texas LAITS (Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services).
Orlando R. Kelm (University of Texas at Austin)
Jeanette Chen (University of Texas at Austin)
Midori Tanaka (University of Texas at Austin)
Kerstin Somerholter (Saint Edwards University)
Haidan Wang (University of Hawaii)
Marc Rathmann (Purdue University)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"