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.
Email and push notifications inform you when new problems arrive each morning.
Post both written and voice answers for each problem.
Immediately after posting, a sample answer written and recorded by a native speaker will appear.
And before you know it, you'll receive personalized feedback from your teacher.
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)(UTC+09:00).
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.
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.
Daily English lessons for the price of a cup of coffee.
Native speakers of American English.
Japanese teachers and native speakers of American English.
An easy-to-use app that is always improving.
Personalized feedback from your teacher.
Real phrases used at American businesses.
Problems arrive via push
and email notifications.
No reservations necessary.
Turn your problems in when you're ready.
Follow up with your teacher when you have questions or need clarification.
Upload voice answers separately and perfect your pronunciation.
Use it on both PC and/or the dedicated HiNative app.
HiNative Trek is an English learning service that can be accessed via the HiNative app. The service is designed to help English learners improve their ability to output practical English. Students receive daily tasks (“homework”) that allow them to practice writing and speaking English. Teachers provide personalized feedback on students’ writing and pronunciation. We currently offer one Business English course and two IT courses. All three courses are year-long courses, but a monthly subscription plan is available. Check the “Coursework” section of the site for more information on course content.
HiNative is a Q&A platform for language learners and people who are interested in learning about other cultures. Language learners can ask questions about the languages they are learning and receive answers from other users who natively speak those languages. People interested in learning about other cultures can use the service to connect with people who can answer their questions. HiNative Trek is an English learning service that is built on top of the HiNative platform. Trek subscribers (“students”) access their homework by logging in to the HiNative app. When students submit homework, it is reviewed by professional English teachers, not other HiNative users. There are free and paid versions of HiNative. HiNative Trek is a paid subscription service.
English learners face a difficult decision when selecting a method of study. Traditional classrooms and conversation schools guarantee access to a professional teacher, but can be difficult to attend on a busy schedule. Language learning applications are often the most convenient option, but typically do not include access to a professional teacher. HiNative Trek offers the best of both worlds: students can do homework anywhere, anytime, and they receive personalized feedback from qualified English teachers who have professional experience working at American companies.
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)(UTC+09:00).
The short answer is “no”.
However, we believe that you need to develop the ability to think in English if you want to be able to use English in real-world situations. Trek courses are designed to get you thinking and forming sentences in English so that you can do so naturally the next time you are in a situation where you need to speak English. In the Business course, the focus is on learning to think in and output English. You are not translating or memorizing sentences. Instead, you are learning grammar or idiomatic expressions, then practicing that language in a particular context. The IT1 and IT2 courses focus more on translation.
If you submit homework by 1 p.m. on the day you receive it, you will receive corrections by 6 p.m. If you submit your homework after 1 p.m. on the day you receive it and it is not Friday, you will receive corrections within 24 hours. If you submit your homework after 1 p.m. on a Friday, you will receive corrections on the following Monday. If you submit homework on a different day than the day you received it and it is Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you will receive corrections within 48 hours. If it is Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you will receive corrections the following week. Please check the Trek Correction Policies page.
All times and dates are based on Japan Standard Time (JST) (UTC+09:00).
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 get you thinking in English.
Use the latest version of Google Chrome when accessing HiNative Trek from a computer. You cannot upload voice answers if you use other browsers.
Even if you can't turn in the homework that's issued on a given day, you can still submit that homework and receive a correction. If you submit homework on a different day than the day you received it and it is Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you will receive corrections within 48 hours. If it is Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you will receive corrections the following week. Please check the Trek Correction Policies page for further details. While it is possible to submit more than one piece of homework per day, we do not recommend submitting a large amount of homework at one time. The goal is to spend some time thinking in English each day. It is difficult for students to study and learn when they submit a pile of homework on one day and receive a lot of feedback from their teachers all at once. Please note that teachers will only correct three submissions per day.
Every teacher has work experience with an American company.
Please contact the HiNative Trek Support Team and include your inactive account username and the email address you registered to your HiNative account in the body of the email.
You will continue to receive homework until the date when your next payment would be due. You can also review your old homework, answers, and corrections as long as you maintain your account on HiNative. Users who cancel monthly subscriptions have 30 days to submit unfinished homework that they have received and ask questions about homework that has been corrected. This 30 day period begins on the day that you cancel your subscription. Users who cancel annual subscriptions have 90 days to submit unfinished homework and ask questions about homework that has been corrected. The 90 day period begins on the day you cancel your subscription or on the day your subscription ends. Once the 30 or 90 day period has ended, homework will not be corrected and questions will not be answered.
There is no rule against asking questions in your native language, but please be aware that your teacher might not understand it.
When you sign up for HiNative Trek, an account on HiNative will automatically be created for you.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds at this time.
Students who pay for a yearly subscription will receive two months free compared to students who pay for a monthly subscription for 12 months. Students with a yearly subscription will save $16.33, or roughly 17%, each month. In total, they will save $196 during the year.
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 corrections as long as they do not delete their accounts.
Only students subscribed to Trek IT1 will have their subscriptions automatically renewed.
Students can cancel their subscriptions up until the day before the day they registered the following year.
Yearly subscriptions cannot be changed to monthly subscriptions.
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.