68 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The purpose of this research was to determine factors that affect students’ motivation in learning English as a common course at Debere Markos University. The findings of this study revealed that many of the students liked to learn English, but they didn’t give enough time to it as other courses; therefore, their motivation is not intrinsic but it is extrinsic. Students who are intrinsically motivated perform much better academically than students who are extrinsically motivated.