Ani Nurmayasari, Meilany M. Putri, Nenden Z. Zahra


Speaking plays an important role in English language teaching, yet it is also seen as the most difficult skill to be mastered among the other English Language Skills. One of the factors why speaking is seen as the most difficult skill is because speaking has many difficult aspects to learn which is called speaking difficulties. Those are the things that make students hard to master speaking skills. In overcoming speaking difficulties, there are many ways can apply to help the students. One of the ways that can be applied is enhancing students' motivation towards learning speaking. This study aims to find out how many students were helped by their own motivation in overcoming speaking difficulties, and to find out what motivations helped students the most in overcoming speaking difficulties. This study used quantitative research method by using questionnaire as the instrument for researching 30 third year students of English Education Study Program, Suryakancana University, Cianjur which is located in the province of West Java, Indonesia. on 25th November, 2020. The findings show that 90% of 30 students were helped by motivation in overcoming their speaking difficulties. While, 52% students were helped by intrinsic motivation and 48% students were helped by extrinsic motivation. That means that intrinsic motivation is the motivation which helped college students the most in overcoming speaking difficulties among them

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