IT English From the Ground Up

The toughest, most effective English learning system yet.

Increase your output and hone
your English skills for the workplace

When only learning through input, it's difficult to find the right words in real situations.

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

Even the busiest people have time to master English

Efficient English learning.
A day with HiNative Trek...

Designed to teach you actual phrases used in the IT startup scene,
in addition to cultural differences in behavior and conduct.

HiNative Trek is focused on teaching you actual English as it's spoken today.
All problems were checked by multiple native English speakers working for Tech companies in America. You'll be learning English as it's used in real situations, including the cultural norms and customs (like when to connect on LinkedIn) that go with them.

Can't speak English?
Try increasing your output

Just like driving a car or learning to code,
practical experience is the most imporant part of learning a language.
It's finally time to apply the input you've accumulated throughout the years.
Through consistent daily practice, you can increase the English you "know" and are confident about using.

No appointments.
No missed opportunities.

No need to set up annoying appointments.
If you're unable to turn in a problem on a given day, just do it later that week.
HiNative Trek cuts down on waste both financially and in terms of your education because we believe that learning should be stress-free.
Use it on the app and finally put your free-time to good use. Use it on your PC during downtime at work.

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Price

¥490 per day on average

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

Monthly fee ¥9800 *Tax included

How is Trek different from other English learning services?

HiNative Trek
English Conversation Schools
Pluses
Increase your output through daily practice of important English phrases. No need for reservations and available on your smartphone.
Teacher's are usually native English speakers. High quality, and helpful for staying motivated.
Minuses
Problems are specific to the IT industry.
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
American native speakers of English.
Japanese teachers and American native speakers of English.
Price
Around ¥490 per problem
¥9,800 / Month
¥20,000~ / Month
HiNative Trek
English Conversation Schools
Pluses
Increase your output through daily practice of important English phrases. No need for reservations and available on your smartphone.
Teacher's are usually native English speakers. High quality, and helpful for staying motivated.
Minuses
Problems are specific to the IT industry.
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 anywhere, anytime, even on the train while in transit.
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 in the IT/Tech industries
Various courses to choose from
Teachers
American native speakers of English.
Japanese teachers and American native speakers of English.
Price
Around ¥490 per problem
¥9,800 / Month
¥20,000~ / Month

Real experiences with HiNative Trek

We sat down to talk with HiNative Trek users about their studies and experiences using English in the workplace.
Come see if HiNative Trek is right for you.

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FAQ

What level of English speaker is Trek for?

Trek is for people who can read articles on TechCrunch in English while using a dictionary, but who can't figure out what to say when they attend a conference and try to speak.
Trek is focused on increasing your output and using a dictionary as you answer problems is perfectly fine.
Think of this as your chance to finally use your stored up English knowledge on a daily basis.

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.

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

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.

I want to learn 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, you may not be able to record your voice. Please be aware of this.

When will I get corrections?

For homework posted by 1pm on the day you received it, we'll do our very best to send you your corrections by 6pm on the same day. For homework turned in any later on that same day, we'll send you your correction 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.

Will I always have the same teacher?

Yes. You will have the same teacher throughout the year-long course. However, there may be times when a different teacher will correct your homework when your main teacher is unavailable. It is also possible to change your teacher if you wish.

Tell me the differences between the IT and IT Part 2 courses

The IT course is designed to teach students into the foundations of Business English in a specialized IT setting.

The IT Part 2 course is for more advanced learners, and students will use what they learned in the original IT course to delve even deeper into IT Business English. They will learn more difficult phrases and advanced concepts while simultaneously getting acquainted with specialized situations and fields within the IT industry.

Is there a free trial version?

Unfortunately, there isn't a free trial version available at this point in time.

I would like to change to a different course from my current one. Is that possible?

Yes, it is. Go to the HiNative Trek tab on your Settings page and unsubscribe from your current course. Once your current subscription period ends, you will be able to register for the IT Part 2 course.

Can I take more than one course simultaneously?

Unfortunately, HiNative Trek users can only take one course at a time.

My can no longe 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.

What kind of courses are there on HiNative Trek?

There are currently two courses. The IT course focuses on learning the foundations of Business English in an IT setting, and the IT Part 2 course is a more advanced and in-depth look at Business English in the IT industry.
Please choose the course you believe is appropriate for your current level.
You can learn about the different themes covered in each course on their respective Subject Pages.

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

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

Can I ask my teacher questions in Japanese?

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

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.

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