Searching for good language activities or strategies for better organizing and running your classroom? Need a place to commiserate with your colleagues about that class you just don’t know WHAT to do with? Never fear – TASS is here!

The Teaching Assistant Survival Society (TASS) meets once a month each semester, providing an informal forum where TAs can socialize and share ideas/resources on issues of importance to them.

Each TASS session has an experienced facilitator to get the topic conversation rolling, provides snacks and beverages to help fuel the group idea sharing, and allows ample time for socializing and networking. It is our hope that TASS will help develop a good support network for TAs in the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. So, whether you’re new at teaching or an “old pro,” whether you have serious questions to discuss or just want to “hang out,” we hope you will make TASS a regular “must go to” event.

This website will also serve as a growing archive for resources discussed or suggested during our TASS sessions, a handy resource for TAs. If you have any recommendations for other resources to include or would like more information about TASS, please feel free to contact us via phone at (808) 956-9424 or via email at