The perfect foundation to begin your English Trek on.
The HiNative Trek course is based on the actual English used in the American Tech scene today.

  • Designed around the actual English used in the IT and Tech industries

  • Increasing difficulty throughout the week

  • 12 different themes, one per month

  • Covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking

  • Recommended for beginner to intermediate learners and advanced speakers who are even a little out of practice

All course materials were checked by multiple
American native speakers of English working in Tech.

We've made a course that's more applicable and easy to continue than ever before, and we made it specifically for people working in IT and Tech. American native speakers of English checked each problem and made sure that every situation and phrase is as natural and real-to-life as possible.

Problems grow more difficult as the week progresses.
HiNative Trek provides you with meaningful English education that doesn't take more than 10 minutes a day.

Students post answers to problems every day, Monday through Friday. Problems follow along with monthly themes designed around common situations found in the Tech industry. Some days will only involve a simple one line translation, whereas others will involve reading and responding to graphs, responding verbally to audio messages, and a wide variety of other styles of problems. By increasing your output in various ways, this helps new phrases and vocabulary stick in your mind for easy access later on.

Short Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
Answer the following question in English.
Tell me more about what your company does.
Long Essay
Translate the following sentence into English.
Essay + Q&A
Translate the following question into English and then answer it.
Reading & Listening Comprehension, etc.
This is a chance to review what you've learned throughout the week.

Over 12 months, build up a stock of the most important phrases for the workplace.

  • January

    Social Media

    January's problems cover each of the major forms of social media including Tweets, Facebook Statuses, DMs, and introductions via LinkedIn

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  • February

    Pitching Your Service

    Learn the important phrases you need to introduce your company's products.

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  • March

    Networking at A Conference

    Learn how to network and make conversation at Tech-focused meetups and conferences.

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  • April


    Get a solid grasp on email writing conventions in English.

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  • May

    Job Interviews

    Learn the phrases you need to be both interviewer and interviewee.

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  • June

    Pitching Your Service 2

    Learn the important phrases you need to introduce your company's products.

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  • July

    Follow Up Questions after Your Pitch

    Practice answering the types of questions investors and judges will ask about your service.

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  • August

    Email 2

    Handle requests from the media, and learn how to give great customer support.

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  • September

    Communication in the Workplace

    Learn the important differences between speaking with your boss and speaking with your coworkers.

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  • October

    Taking & Making Calls

    Learn the basics of talking on the phone with a focus on speaking with colleagues from a foreign branch office.

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  • November

    Email 3

    Customer support, recruiting, and emails within your company.

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  • December

    User Interviews & Usability Tests

    Learn how to give and also participate in user interviews and usability tests.

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Every skill covered.

With HiNative Trek, you'll practice Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking in order to build a well-rounded foundation in the English language. You'll study with your ears, hands, voice, and all 5 senses.

Trek is designed for every level of learner.
Even if you only have a basic grasp on English grammar, we think Trek is right for you.

HiNative Trek will be applicable and beneficial to anyone with at least a middle school level of English education.
Every problem is essay-based, so irregardless of the level of the course materials, you can build up "your" English skills one step at a time. Recommended for people with study abroad experience but a blank in their studies, and even people with experience working abroad. HiNative Trek is here to help make English a part of your everyday life again. And if you aren't sure about something, feel free to use a dictionary as you answer or to ask your teacher for help.

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.

Tell me who should take the IT course and who should take IT Part 2

The IT course is designed for beginners who are confident conversing in English in normal situations but aren't used to using specialized Business English.

IT Part 2 was designed with the abilities and levels of the students who have completed the IT course in mind, and it will be a more difficult course overall.

Can I take more than one course simultaneously?

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

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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