English as a Second Language

El Zócalo partners with the Dee Brown Public Library to offer weekly ESL classes.  The classes are free and open to the community.  Through a dynamic, interactive and culturally sensitive approach, students learn vocabulary needed for life in Arkansas.  Click here to see our current ESL offerings and other future events. Check out our English Class Graduation.

Life Skills

El Zocalo offers monthly life skills workshops in conjunction with our food pantry.  Clients receive practical information and training, empowering them to live healthy and productive lives.  Workshop topics include dental hygiene, family budgeting, filing taxes and more.


El Zócalo also educates the non-immigrant Central Arkansas community about immigration issues. Our members and volunteers speak at churches and other meeting places.  We have organized film screenings and artist events that display the untold stories of immigrants and international marginalized communities. If you would like to invite us to speak at your event, please email us at

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