Since 2013 we have been offering free parent counseling at the Leibniz Centre General Linguistics (ZAS). 

BIVEM (Berlin Interdisciplinary Alliance for Multilingualism) research assistants provide counseling in German, and English, Russian, or Turkish if previously arranged.

The counseling is open to all who have questions or problems concerning language development, but also provides support specifically on the language acquisition of bilingual (multilingual) children. 

Counseling is not available on public holidays nor during the Berlin school holidays!

Please see the following link for a calender of the Berlin school holidays.


Personal counseling at ZAS is possible if previously arranged per mail topaj(at)

Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Schützenstr. 18
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Aufgang B, 4. Etage, Raum 404

Tel.: 20 19 25 06 


Upon request, we also provide mobile counseling service at your institution. Please arrange an appointment in advance by contacting topaj(at)


Land Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka & PD Dr. Natalia Gagarina