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The purpose of the present study is to examine the Korean elementary school teachers' cultural value and perception of teaching culture reflected in elementary school English education. To this end, a questionnaire survey was conducted with one hundred and twenty one elementary school teachers of English based in G City. The result showed that most of the subjects possessed appropriate cultural values and fully understood the importance of recognizing cultural diversity and teaching cultural aspects in English classes. Also, most of them agreed to the necessity of teacher training for teaching culture, but only a few of them received relevant training. Courses on culture education need to be designed and included both in a university curriculum for pre-service teachers and in-service teacher training programs so that they develop appropriate cultural values and build their knowledge on cultural aspects of the English language and confidence in teaching culture.