There are 2 official languages in Belarus – Belarusian and Russian. MovaNanova is a project, organized by two language enthusiasts, Alesia Litvinouskaja and Gleb Labadzenka. Since 2014, people can get familiar with the language here and refresh it in case it got forgotten for some reason. Basically, it’s a free-of-charge language course.
But what I love about it is not the boring classes, but every time they invite a guest, an expert in a particular subject domain — architecture, ecology, IT, etc. to talk about it, or artists to sing, play, read their own poetry. Sometimes, you can meet famous writers there, musicians, singers, bands and enjoy the beauty of the Belarusian language.
Also, it’s not a classroom — the classes are held in a cafe, where you can also try local Belarusian cuisine and grab a coffee while you are learning your first Belarusian words.
The course is not Belarusian for foreigners, it’s more like “local for locals”.
So, even if you don’t want to learn the language, it’s definitely worth coming and check it out!