Paper Title
Investigating Students’ Motivation to Learn English Language: The case of First Year English Dept. Students at the University of Zakho

The current research paper investigates first year students' motivation to learn English language. It has been conducted on first year students from English department at the University of Zakho. The data has been collected via questionnaire which was given to first year students at the above mentioned department. Results from this study showed that students of English department are highly motivated to learn English language and are taught in a way which highly motivated them to study the language. It was also found that some students even though they have joined this department by the will of their parents are motivated to learn this language because it is a very important language and a good means of communication with the outside world. Keywords - Motivation, Kurdish students, language learning, Zakho University.