DaDa (formerly DaDa ABC)

Everything you need to know to get a job at DaDa.


DaDa overview

  • guarantees bookings

  • hires only native English speakers (any nationality)

  • requires a Bachelor's

  • pays up to $25 USD/hour

  • is partnered with major education companies

  • requires teachers to work at least 10 hours/month

  • offers raises upon contract renewal



Founded in 2013, DaDa is one of the leading online English education platforms in China. DaDa is partnered with Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education, Oxford University Press, National Geographic Learning, and Highlights. 


Class Type

  • 1-on-1

  • Dada has three kinds of classes:

    • Trial Classes are 14 minutes

    • Elective Classes are 30 minutes

    • Major Classes are 30 minutes

  • The company says there are some exceptions:

    • a trial class may take 30 minutes, and

    • a major class may take 60 minutes.

  • No lesson planning, no talking to parents, no correcting homework


Age range

  • Ages 4 to 16



  • must be a native English speaker (of any nationality)

  • Bachelor's degree (in any subject)

  • A teaching certificate (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, state or provincial teaching license, etc)

We offer 120-hour, online TESOL certificates that are recognized by DaDa. See here for details.


Minimum Hours

  • at least 10 hours per month

  • Teachers can apply for short-term leave 24-hours in advance of their class time.

  • Teachers can apply for long-term leave 15 days in advance.


  • between approximately $15 and $25 U.S. per hour.

    • Your final hourly wage is determined by your qualifications, your demo class and training, and any bonuses you receive.

  • You receive approximately $15 U.S. for props each month.

  • DaDa pays approximately $7 U.S. if you convert a trial student into a registered student.

  • DaDa typically offers raises (of approximately 10%) to successful teachers when contracts are to be renewed.

  • DaDa guarantees bookings.

Peak Teaching Times

  • Peak hours are:

    • from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beijing Time on weekdays.

    • From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beijing Time on weekends.

    • Click here to convert to your local time zone.

Application Process

Dada's application process includes the following:

  1. Personal information submission

  2. Interview (with network and device check)

  3. Training and testing

  4. Contract offer

  5. Signing of the contract

  6. Probationary classes

  7. Getting officially hired


Our Review 

DaDa is for:

  • teachers who want guaranteed bookings.

  • people who want to work for a company with internationally-recognized curriculum.

    • (is partnered with Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education, Oxford University Press, National Geographic Learning, Highlights)

  • teachers from countries OTHER than the U.S. or Canada. (hires all native speakers)

Things to consider:

  • The company requires a minimum of 10 hours per month.

Technical Requirements

  • A computer with a webcam (HD webcam preferred).

  • A headset with microphone.

  • Stable Internet connection (wired connection preferred).

  • Google Chrome browser or DaDa software.

Other notes

  • 6 or 12-month contracts are available


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