Dada has slowed down recruitment, due to changes in China. Existing teachers are still able to get regular work from the Dada teaching platform. While foreign teachers can no longer work weekends or Chinese holidays, there is a demand for teachers Monday–Friday.
DaDa is an excellent company to work for. Becoming a DaDa online English teacher, you can expect to earn up to $25 per hour from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere else in the world.
In the past, to teach English as a foreign language, people had to move abroad, nowadays this isn’t necessary. You can teach from almost anywhere with a good internet connection and some items in this Packing List for Remote Working.
What do I need to teach with DaDa?
To become a DaDa Online English Teacher, you will need to be a native English speaker, and have a good internet connection with a headset and microphone.
Teaching in a quiet space will allow you to give the student 100% attention. All Dada teachers must hold a University degree and a TEFL Certificate. Teaching with props such as flashcards and toys are helpful teaching aids. 1 year of teaching experience, either online or offline will also be very welcomed!
Should you not have any experience teaching English online, there are plenty of other online companies that hire ESL teachers without experience.
Who do DaDa teachers teach?
DaDa teachers, teach Chinese children English. Lessons run for 25 minutes and are taught in a one-on-one setting. Many students book lessons in blocks, so students get taught regularly; this promotes a more engaging teaching experience.
How much do DaDa teachers get paid?
Teaching English online with DaDa ranges between $15–$25 USD per hour, dependent on experience and how many hours are worked in a month. The typical DaDa teacher gets paid $18 USD Per Hour.
After your interview with DaDa, if you are successful they will send you an offer letter including your base pay. Usually, the base pay for the first year starts at $15 USD per hour. In the table below you can see how working more hours can increase your pay. For example, $15(base pay)+$6(+60 hours)=$21
|STEP LEVEL||WORKING TIME RANGE||EXTRA HOURLY BONUS|
|Level 0||Below 20 hours||$1 USD per hour*|
|Level 1||20–40 hours||$3 USD per hour*|
|Level 2||40–60 hours||$4 USD per hour*|
|Level 3||More than 60 hours||$6 USD per hour*|
*An example of the average step level pay system (updated 05/21)
While you might not become a millionaire when you teach English online with DaDa, you will earn enough for a life of travel, or it could be a nice addition to your current income. Many teachers couple teaching online with some side work.
What is the minimum internet speed for Teaching online with Dada?
To teach on the DaDa online teaching platform, you need at least a 10 Mbps download speed and a 2 Mbps upload speed. This is for a better and uninterrupted teaching experience. This speed allows you to run the coursework while using the camera/headset simultaneously.
Your internet speed can be tested here
How flexible is teaching with DaDa?
Teaching with Dada is very flexible. It’s is a great gateway job into starting your remote working career. If you are a stay-at-home parent or someone who needs flexible work, becoming an online English teacher is a great option for you.
What do I do If I’m running late for a DaDa class?
To avoid being late in-between classes, log in early. If you are worried about the platform observing you before your class starts, you can place a sticker over your webcam. Losing track of time is easily done. If you are more than 3 minutes late, you may face a penalty.
I am an avid coffee drinker, and love to experience a Barista style latte between classes. If this is the same with you, investing in a coffee machine that you can set up on a timer is a great idea. It’s important to make the most out of every 5-minute break between lessons, especially if you are booked up for the whole day!
Can I travel when teaching with DaDa?
Yes, travelling while teaching with DaDa is one of the best perks off the job. In many parts of the world, they have rolled out 5G. With 5G you can reach speeds of 1-10Gbps! Perfect for teaching english online.
Can I work extra hours with DaDa?
You can open the DaDa App on your phone and open extra slots that you wish to work. But Keep an eye on this, you can get booked in with 1-hour notice.
How can I get more DaDa Lessons?
Booking in peak times will help you. Most students use the platform when they finish school 6pm–9pm Beijing time.
Why don’t I have weekend classes with DaDa anymore?
In the past, online DaDa teachers were able to fill up weekend teaching slots with students, and rack up lessons during Chinese school holidays. This has now been regulated by the Chinese Government, to ease after-school study hours.
This has affected online learning across the whole of China, however, it only applies to children and not adults. My suggestion would be to sign up with a second company such as iTutor.
How do I pass the DaDa teacher demo interview?
The Dada teacher demo interview involves a role play with a DaDA representative. Dada will send the PowerPoint to you in advance, so you have time to study it.
The first part of the role play, you have to pretend the DaDa representative is a younger student with no English/basic English capability.
The second part of the role play, you have to pretend the DaDa representative is an older student with more English knowledge.
For both parts, you need to speak clearly, smile and have fun.
Pass the dada interview with props
You will need props based on your lesson. It doesn’t matter if you make them yourself or use cuddly toys from your child’s bedroom. It’s how you use them, which is more important.
Use props at every opportunity along with TPR (Total Physical Response,) which means you should use your body and hands as much as possible to help the student learn faster. Positive reinforcements are vital and there should be no negativity. Give out as many rewards as you can. High five the students when they do good and give out all the provided stars you get.
Do I need a colourful background to teach with DaDa?
When you get interviewed for DaDa you will need a colourful background so your class appears friendly, engaging and more like an actual classroom.
A headset and
If you haven’t already applied for DaDa, you can do so here. Remember… Have fun and smile!