Course

IT Part2

今年も1日1題の英語学習を習慣に。

IT業界のトレンド

VRやハードウエアなど、業界から注目されているトピックを扱います。また、米TechCrunch掲載記事も課題として出題。

更に楽しく・難しく

去年より英語学習を継続されてきた方のために、より楽しく・より難しい課題を出題。

更に実践的に

知人オフィス訪問や英語カンファレンス聴講など、IT業界に馴染んだシチュエーションを取り入れました。

Go Trek

より実践度の高い英語フレーズをストック。

既に備わっている基本的な英文法の知識を活かし、投資・組織内運営、またTechCrunch記事をベースにした教材テーマにチャレンジすることができます。Webサービス系スタートアップの他にゲームやVR、ハードウエア分野もシチュエーションの一部に取り込みました。既にあなたが持つ土台をベースに、語彙力や表現力を更に強化していきます。

サンプル課題

英作文以外にも、対話形式やディクテーションなどのバリエーションに富んだ課題が出題されます。

Long Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
ラリー、君を解雇することになったんだ。今日が、君の最終出社日になる。これまでの会社への貢献には感謝してるし、当社としては、これからも君と良い関係を続けられればと思っている。
Long Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
ラップトップと会社の鍵はデスクに置いていってもらえるかな。もし良ければ、私物を今このまま持ち帰っててもいいし、明日早い時間に僕が下まで運ぶのを手伝うこともできるよ。
Special
Pull Requestを出してみましょう。
自社プロダクトに適用した技術的な変更点を、社内情報共有サービス上で説明しましょう。
Conversation
先生と非同期でディスカッションしてください。
例えばプログラミングなど、なにか他に技術的なキャリアをお持ちですか?
Special
TechCrunchの記事の1文を和訳してみましょう。
Musk announced that all Tesla cars being produced as of today, including the Model 3, will have everything they need onboard to achieve full Level 5 self-driving in the future.
Short Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
【WIP】4つの新しい言語をローカライゼーションファイルに追加。
Special
VRがあなたの会社にとって、どのように有益であるかを考え、説明してください。
Long Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
JavaScript、HTML、CSS3を使ったフロントエンドの経験を最低1-2年持っている人を希望しています。

継続的なアプローチで、
結果を出してきた生徒たちより

提出率が高く、かつ英語力が大きく改善した生徒の皆様よりコメントをいただきました。

Uehara Kazuhiko様

ソフトウェアエンジニア

HiNative Trek歴: 11ヶ月

課題は朝の通勤中に考えて会社に着くまでに録音しています。投稿は即答することを心がけ、会話するように答えるのが目標です。最初は細かな間違いが大量にある状態でしたが、根気強く添削していただいているおかげで改善できていると感じています。
Trek の良いところは毎日のフィードバックにより継続的な改善が素早くできることです。
自分だけでは怠けがちなところ、先生がいることで「今日も添削してもらいたい」「今日の発音はどうだっただろう」とモチベーションが維持できるのが魅力だと思います。
毎日褒めて励ましてもらえる体験は他では得難いものです。ここに最大の価値があると感じています。
UeharakさんはHiNative Trekで私が初めて受け持ったの生徒の一人です。また、私がこの6年間指導した中でも、最も勤勉で熱心な生徒の一人とも言えます。彼は、毎日の課題を締め切り前に提出し、ライティング と音声の回答を常に同時に投稿してくれます。また、受講当初から、ライティングと発音スキルはかなりあったのですが、この1年でのその改善には目を見張るものがあります。また、ネイティブスピーカーと同等レベルの音声解答を投稿してくれることが多いです。加えて、常に「Answer」と「Special」課題に対して、期待する以上に取り組んでいる姿勢がみられ、また良く練られた優れた質問やきめ細かいレスポンスを返してくれているとも思います。また、一般知識や専門知識を自分の学習の中にうまく取り込んでいるとも言えます。以上により、私は日々楽しみながらUeharakさんを指導しており、今後彼がどのくらいレベルアップしていくのかが楽しみで仕方がありません!

飛岡 辰哉様

HiNative Trek歴: 5ヶ月

一番気に入っているのは、押し付けの回答がないところです。 自分の書いた英文を元にして英語としておかしな部分を修正してもらえるので、自分だけの例文が増えていって楽しいです。
自分の回答に全然自信がなくてお手本が欲しくなることもあるんですが、その時はSample_Answer botによる例文が役に立ちます。
ここ数ヶ月、Tobiokaさんのスピーキングとライティングスキルには大幅な改善がみられます。また、HiNative Trek開始前よりも、はるかにTobiokaさんの英語スキルは堪能になっており、そうなるよう彼自身かなりの努力していることもみてとれます。

三宅 耕太様

HiNative Trek歴: 5ヶ月

開始直後は自分の声を録音して提出ということに抵抗があったのですが、担当の先生が丁寧に修正ポイントを教えてくれるので、今では何度もレビューしてから投稿するようになりました。
また先生が文章以外にも注意すべき単語を強調して音声で回答してくれる ので、自分の弱点ポイントがわかるのがうれしいです。
ここ数ヶ月において、kotamさんのスピーキングスキルと発音には一貫して改善が見えます。また以前に比べて、自信を持って英文を読んでおり、音声回答にもかなりの努力を注いでいることが見て取れます。加えて、ライティングも、語彙が増え、英文法のルールを把握するにつれて、着実にレベルアップしてきているのがわかります。

12 different themes, one per month

作問を担当した講師より

前回のコース同様、アメリカ西海岸に拠点をおくスタートアップ企業の人々からの監修の元、教材の作成を行っています。採用活動などの各種エントリーシートの制作、アメリカのスタートアップ企業との交渉、マーケティング活動であるチャネルのインフルエンサーとのやりとり等、実際に僕が業務で行ったこともアイデアのベースとして取り込んでいます。
この教材の骨組みとなるのは、長期間HiNative Trekを継続してくれた人達です。皆の理解度に基づいた難易度を設定し、また彼らが挑戦したい教材内容も意見として取り入れています。次の1年の過程、そして皆がたどり着くそれぞれのゴールが素晴らしいものになるよう、心をこめて課題を作成しています。 どうぞ、よろしくお願いいたします!

Head Teacher Jeff

Price

What is HiNative Trek?

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.

How are HiNative and HiNative Trek different?

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.

What makes Trek different from other English learning services?

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.

How difficult are the courses?

Trek is for people who can read an article in English with the help of a dictionary but can't figure out what to say when they attend a conference or try to speak.
Trek focuses on increasing your ability to output English in real-world situations. We encourage you to use a dictionary as you complete your homework.
Think of this as your chance to finally make use of your English knowledge on a daily basis.

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.

What kinds of problems are there?

There are short and long translations from Japanese to English, response problems to English questions, special problems involving recitation and dictation, and more.
For more information, please view each courses' Subject Page.

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?

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.

I want to learn English in the easiest way possible. Is Trek for me?

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.

What browser does Trek work on?

Use the latest version of Google Chrome when accessing HiNative Trek from a computer. You cannot upload voice answers if you use other browsers.

Quick, efficient studying via a smartphone

Can I use HiNative Trek on my Android device?

Unfortunately, HiNative Trek is not currently available on the HiNative Android app. We are hoping to release it in May, 2017.

When will I get corrections?

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).

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.

I'm not confident in my English ability. Is Trek for me?

Trek is designed to get you writing and speaking so that you can build the confidence you need to use English in real situations. Even if you aren't confident in your English ability now, we think that with the support of your teacher and daily practice on Trek, you will be before long.

When is the latest I can turn homework in?

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.

Will I receive corrections during holidays?

HiNative Trek problems will be posted every day except for Saturdays and Sundays. That includes holidays. However, corrections may take until the following business day.

Who created the course material?

Course materials were written and checked by native speakers of American English who have experience working in American companies. Content is regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure that the language you learn is natural, practical, and applicable in professional environments.

Can I change the order in which I study the different themes?

We're sorry, but at the moment changing the order of the problem themes isn't possible.

Do you have any recommendations for supplementary materials?

When you have the time, we recommend you practice the grammar you learned on Trek with conversational partners or through supplemental conversation lessons.

How should I review what I've learned?

We recommend trying to write your own short essays and posting them on HiNative. You can use the “Does this sound natural?” question template to get feedback on your writing and pronunciation from native English speakers.

Can I ask my teacher questions?

You can ask your teacher up to three questions per homework submission. These questions must relate to the homework, the sample answer we provide, or your teacher's feedback. If you still have questions that you want to ask, you can ask thousands of native speakers on HiNative.

I want to increase my overall English ability, not just my writing skills. Will I be able to do that?

HiNative Trek isn’t designed to teach you how to write. It’s designed to get you thinking in English and learning how to use it in business-related situations. In-depth explanations of grammar and idioms will help you expand your knowledge of how to form sentences in English and understand what your English-speaking colleagues are saying. The course content as well as your teacher's personalized feedback will expose you to all kinds of new and useful vocabulary. When you submit voice recordings of your work, your teacher will help you with pronunciation, tone, or intonation depending on what they feel would be most beneficial to you. Each homework has a vocabulary file linked to it. In it, we provide definitions, sample sentences, and explanations on how to use vocabulary used in each day's homework.

Do the teachers have business experience?

Every teacher has work experience with an American company.

How much do each of the courses cost?

They both cost ¥19,600 per month.

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 a different course.

Can I take more than one course simultaneously?

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

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

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.

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

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.

Can I ask my teacher questions in Japanese?

There is no rule against asking questions in your native language, but please be aware that your teacher might not understand 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 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 $3,260, or roughly 17%, each month. In total, they will save $39,200 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 corrections 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 the day they registered the following year.

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

Yearly subscriptions cannot be changed to monthly subscriptions.

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.

Do you issue a certificate of completion?

Normally these are not issued, but we do provide PDF certificates to users who contact us.
Please email support with your HiNative account name and email after you have completed your HiNative Trek course.
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