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Alizadeh M. The Impact of Motivation on English Language Learning. IJREE. 2016; 1 (1)
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Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran
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This study overviews current research on the role of motivation in second or foreign language learning. Motivation is an important factor for explaining the success or failure of any complex task. In this paper, the researcher defines the term motivation, explains different types of motivation, reviews previous studies about the role of motivation in language learning, mentions conditions of motivation, and finally states key factors of motivation. The review of literature indicated that motivation has a very important role in learning English as a foreign or second language successfully.

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