Cultural Interviews with German-Speaking Executives is a compilation of brief video clips in which
German executives discuss cultural issues that are of interest to North Americans. The objective of the interviews is
three-fold: First, provide practical cultural information about business topics.
Second, the interviews provide vocabulary in areas
within a professional setting.
Third, these materials provide non-native speakers of German with
multiple examples of natural speech. The creation of these materials has been a joint project between the Center for International Business Education
and Research at the University of Texas at Austin and Saint Edwards University, also located in Austin, Texas. Professor
Orlando Kelm conducted the interviews and coordinated the digitization and design
of the web page. Professor Marc Rathmann worked on the transcriptions of the interviews and tested the materials in his classes.
At Saint Edwards University, Professor Kerstin Somerholter coordinated the transcription and translation.
We recognize Monika Auchterlonie and Franz Wambach for their work on the transcriptions and translations.
Instructions to view the video clips
1. At any time you may return to this introduction page by clicking anywhere on the top title bar (the area with the cutout faces of the executives).
Download PDF versions (right/control click) of the transcriptions and translations of all of the interviews