Practical English education in 10 minutes a day.
Start learning more efficiently.

Increase your output and hone your English skills for the workplace

With only input, it's difficult to find the right words to use in real situations.

By increasing your output with Trek, you can start asking the right questions to prepare yourself for the real world.

By increasing your opportunities to practice,
you can learn English more efficiently.

  • Problems Every Day

    Get practice in speaking and writing each and every day.

  • Personalized Feedback from Your Teacher

    Each day, a teacher with professional experience from one of a variety of fields will correct your writing and pronunciation.

  • No Reservations. All on Your Smartphone.

    No need to make a reservation or go to a classroom. Get your daily English fix all on your smartphone.

Get in the flow of daily English practice with a single app.

  • 1

    Email and push notifications inform you when new problems arrive each morning.

  • 2

    Post both written and voice answers for each problem.

  • 3

    Immediately after posting, a sample answer written and recorded by a native speaker will appear.

  • 4

    And before you know it, you'll receive personalized feedback from your teacher.

  • 5

    Don't hesitate to ask your teacher questions about the problems or their feedback.

All times and dates are based on Japan Standard Time (JST).

Coursework written by native speakers of English with professional experience in business and teaching.

The content of each problem is designed to teach you the basic phrases and grammar you need to get by in an English business environment. The writers worked to create modern-sounding problems that deal with actual situations they've experienced during their careers.

The writers include a serial entrepreneur, a project manager who's worked on multiple million dollar projects, and other professionals with long and varied careers in at American companies. Eriko Sekiya, a prolific translator and interpreter also took part in the creative process for the coursework.

  • Short Essay + Q&A
    Translate the following question into English and then answer it.
    製品カタログと価格表はございますか?
  • Conversation
    Roleplaying and Conversation.
    Do you have any questions about what you saw on the tour?
  • Short Essay + Q&A
    Translate the following question into English and then answer it.
    この2つの時間のうち、どちらかご都合はいかがでしょうか?
  • Conversation
    Roleplaying and Conversation.
    Blue Hardhat, how may I direct your call?
  • Long Essay
    Translate the following sentence into English.
    Green Gasketにおいては、きちんとした書類を作ることはとても重要です。特にユーザーマニュアルは、非常に細かく作りこみながらも、同時に消費者にとって理解しやすいようにしなければなりません。
  • Special
    (次の文章の主なポイントを日本語でまとめましょう。)Mark Thomas wishes to reward the Product X team for a job well done. When that project was launched he put a staffing management plan in place. The plan gives consideration for a reward, and he should be able to give each member of the team a small bonus.
  • Short Essay + Q&A
    Translate the following question into English and then answer it.
    こんにちは、Forge IndustriesのKen Phillipsです。(当社が御社にした)注文がちゃんと発送されたかの確認したいのですが、今手元にペンはありますか?
  • Special
    (次のクライアントの注文内容を日本語でまとめましょう。) I’d like to place an order for desktop computers, 15 of the SuperStack Professionals and 5 of the SuperStack Ultras. In addition, I would like to add 20 of your 27-inch LED displays as well.

Even the busiest people have time to master English with Trek

  • No annoying reservations

    Turn in answers whenever you want.

  • No missed opportunities

    Even if you miss a problem, you can always turn in them at a later time.

  • Turn in answers from work

    Use Trek on both your smartphone and in your PC's browser.

  • Converse with your teacher asynchronously

    People embarresed by real-time conversation need not worry.

  • No wasted money

    You can always go back and complete old problems, and will never lose their value.

  • Quick, efficient studying via a smartphone

    Inrease your output, review, and learn, all on your smartphone.

Price

$4.00 USD per day on average

Daily English lessons for the price of a cup of coffee.

How is Trek different from other English learning services?

HiNative Trek
English Conversation Schools
Pluses
Trek helps you increase your output through daily problems designed to teach you important English phrases. It's available on your smartphone without reservations, anytime, anywhere, and all Trek teachers are native speakers of American English.
Teacher's are usually native speakers of English. Programs are designed to help students stay motivated and provide high-quality content.
Minuses
No real-time conversation.
Going to a classroom is inconvenient, they're expensive, and the amount of time actually spent studying each week can be short.
Reservations
Where
Review
Materials
Teachers
Native speakers of American English.
Japanese teachers and native speakers of American English.
Price
Around ¥400 per problem
¥9,800 / Month
$200 USD~ / Month
HiNative Trek
English Conversation Schools
Pluses
Trek helps you increase your output through daily problems designed to teach you important English phrases. It's available on your smartphone without reservations, anytime, anywhere, and all Trek teachers are native speakers of American English.
Teacher's are usually native speakers of English. Programs are designed to help students stay motivated and provide high-quality content.
Minuses
No real-time conversation.
Going to a classroom is inconvenient, they're expensive, and the amount of time actually spent studying each week can be short.
Reservations
Don't need one!
Need one
Where
With the HiNative iOS app, you can use it anytime, anywhere. Study on the train and on your lunch break.
Typically involves going to a classroom.
Review
Access old problems and listen to audio answers as many times as you like.
Look through old papers and homework
Materials
Practical English used by business professionals
Various courses to choose from
Teachers

Native speakers of American English.

Japanese teachers and native speakers of American English.

Price
Around ¥400 per problem
¥9,800 / Month
$200 USD~ / Month

Other useful features

FAQ

When does the course start?

The first problem will arrive on the day you register (and your payment is confirmed). If you register on a Saturday or Sunday, the first problem will arrive on the following Monday.

All times and dates are based on Japan Standard Time (JST).

Will I be able to speak English perfectly with just Trek?

The short answer is, No. However, we believe that the key to actually learning to use English in real situations is through practice. This course is designed to get you writing and speaking phrases consistently so that they come to you naturally the next time you are in a situation where you need to speak English.

When will I get corrections?

For homework posted on the same day you received it, we'll do our very best to send you your corrections within 24 hours. (Please be aware that there may be times when we can't send out corrections by the time stated above.) For homework that is turned in later than the day you received it, corrections may take a little longer.

I want to learn English in the easiest way possible

Trek is designed for people who realize that it takes effort in order learn. We can't make learning English easy, but we can provide you with an efficient method that is guaranteed to help you improve. For people who don't have the time or resources to live abroad, HiNative Trek is here to guide you through the daily process of learning English.

What browser does it work on?

Use the latest version of Google Chrome when accessing HiNative Trek from a computer. Uploading voice answers is unavailable on other browsers. Download the app to use Trek on your iOS device. You can also use Trek on Google Chrome on iOS, but you can't upload voice answers. Use Google Chrome when accessing HiNative Trek on Android as well. However, depending on the type of your Android device, please be aware that you may not be able to record your voice.

What is the latest I can turn problems in?

With HiNative Trek, even if you can't turn in your homework on a given day, you have up to 7 days within which you can turn that homework in and get a correction. When problems are turned in together, we will do our best to get you a quick correction. However, it may take as many days as the number of problems you turn in depending on the volume of homework at that time. Please be aware of this.

Do the teachers have business experience?

Every teacher has work experience with an American company.

I can no longer access problems on HiNative Trek. What should I do?

Please contact the HiNative Trek support team with your HiNative account's username and email address in the body of the email.

How long will I continue to receive problems after canceling my subscription?

You will continue to receive problems until the date when your next payment would be due. You can also review your old problems, answers, and corrections as long as you maintain your account on HiNative. Homework turned in within a month of unsubscribing will be corrected by your Teacher.

Can I ask my teacher questions in my mother language?

There is no rule against asking questions in your native language, but please be aware that the majority of Trek Teachers do not speak it.

I don't have a HiNative account. Can I still use HiNative Trek?

When you sign up for HiNative Trek, an account on HiNative will automatically be created for you.

If I decide that Trek isn't right for me after I register, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds at this time.

How much will I save by paying for a yearly subscription?

Students with a yearly subscription will save $16.30, or roughly 17% each month. In total, they will save $196 during the year.

Will my yearly subscription automatically renew?

This depends upon the course you are currently subscribed to.
1) Students subscribed to Trek IT1 will have their yearly subscriptions automatically renewed and they will be switched to the IT2 course. (Students can cancel their subscriptions up until the day before their registration date the following year.)
2) Students subscribed to Trek Business or Trek IT2 will not have their subscriptions renewed. They will automatically expire after a year passes. (Even after their subscriptions expire, students will have access to their homework and correction data as long as they do not delete their accounts.

How long do I have to cancel my yearly subscription before it's automatically renewed?

Only students subscribed to Trek IT1 will have their subscriptions automatically renewed.
Students can cancel their subscriptions up until the day before their registration date the following year.

Can I change from a yearly to a monthly subscription after I sign up?

Yearly subscriptions can not be changed to monthly ones after sign up.

What happens if I cancel my yearly subscription during my subscription period?

Students can cancel their subscriptions during their subscription period, but please be aware that the remainder of the subscription price will not be refunded and problems will continue to be sent out until the original expiration date.

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