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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trek is for people who can read an article 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.
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.
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.
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 at most (number of problems x days) depending on the volume of homework being turned in. Please be aware of this.
All materials in the HiNative Trek Business course were checked by multiple American native speakers of English who are working in American companies and startups today. We did everything we could to make sure that every phrase you learn is as natural, real, and applicable as possible.
When you have the time, we recommend you practice the phrases you've learned on Trek with Skype English Conversation and other conversation lessons.
We recomend trying to write your own short essays, and to post them on HiNative. You can use the "Does this sound natural?" question template to get feedback on your writing and pronunciation from native speakers of English.
You can ask your teacher up to 3 questions per problem. If you still have questions you want to ask, you can ask thousands of native speakers on HiNative. You may even find an additional teacher there as well.
HiNative Trek isn't about writing essays. It's designed to make you think, and to help you practice the important English phrases you need to get by in the IT and startup scene today through consistent practice. While there will be a lot of writing and speaking during the course, there is also listening, reading comprehension, and other special problems almost every week so that every Trek student gets a well-rounded education.
Every teacher has work experience with an American company.
Unfortunately, there isn't a free trial version available at this point in time.
Please contact the HiNative Trek support team with your HiNative account's username and email address in the body of the email.
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.
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.
When you sign up for HiNative Trek, an account on HiNative will automatically be created for you.