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

  • Classes are 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



  • Native English speaker (of any nationality)

  • Bachelor's degree (in any subject)

*The Chinese Ministry of Education will begin requiring all online English teachers who teach Chinese students to have a 120-hour TESOL certificate sometime in 2019. See here for details.



  • DaDa's pay range is 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. (100 RMB) for props each month.

  • DaDa pays approximately $7 U.S. (50 RMB) 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.


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 hired


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

  • Minimum four hour weekly requirement

    • DaDa requires teachers to teach at least 2 hours per day and 2 days per week.

      • A consecutive two-day-minimum schedule is only allowed on weekends.

  • 6 or 12-month contracts are available


DaDa At a glance:

  - guarantees bookings.
  - does not require U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
 - requires a Bachelor's, but it can be in ANY subject.
 - pays up to $25 USD/hour.
 - is partnered with major education companies.
 - requires teachers to work at least 4 hours/week.
 - offers raises upon contract renewal.


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