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It is important to recognize the fact that motivating learning is a central element of good teaching. Intrinsic motivation gives learners a chance to use the language naturally and to play a greater role in managing the classroom.
The objectives of this research is to identify whether or not second-year Iraqi college students at Kirkuk University have intrinsic motivation toward English language learning ,and if there is any difference between males and females‟ intrinsic motivation.
This study is a descriptive study and the sample of this study is 160 students at the second year of the Department of English at Tikrit University in the academic year 2021/2022.
The data of this study is a questionnaire to assess students' intrinsic motivation toward English language learning.
The result of the study shows that the majority of students are highly intrinsically motivated toward English language learning also there is a significant difference between male’s and female’s intrinsic motivation toward English language learning.
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