The Role of Willingness to Communicate and Motivation in Language Learning in Iran

Document Type: Original Article


Department of English Language Teaching, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran


Willingness to communicate and motivation can be two important affective variables to cause success in language achievement. The current study aimed to investigate the role of willingness to communicate (WTC) and second language motivational self-system (L2MSS) in relation to learners’ language achieve- ment. To this end, 100 homogeneous learners both male and female aged from 16 to 20 were chosen through placement test from four language institutes in Meshgin Shahr, Iran. The researchers, then, collect- ed data through WTC inventory, L2MSS questionnaire and learners’ language achievement test of four Eng- lish skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking based on the Preliminary English Test (PET). The results based on multiple regression analysis indicated that WTC and L2MSS can significantly predict learners' language achievement test scores.


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