Amal-Teresa Al-Shaban was born and grew up in Vienna. She studied Theatre and Film Studies and Spanish at the University of Vienna. After finishing her two degrees she moved to Spain, where she started teaching German as a foreign language. During this period, she completed an online course on teaching methodology at the Goethe Institute. Since 2011 Amal-Teresa has been teaching German as a foreign language in different institutions like the Goethe Institute, language schools and universities in Austria, Germany, Spain, Jordan, and Palestine. In October 2018 she moved to Berlin and now teaches integration classes and German courses for refugees at the Volkshochschule. Recently she also started to offer German classes in which she combines teaching German with theatre at the Volkshochschule Schöneberg.