The paper presents an experimental study designed to measure levels of intrinsic motivation in learners of English
as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia. As part of the study, a 27-item structured survey was administered to a randomly
selected sample of 55 Saudi learners from public schools and universities. Data collected through the survey were
subjected to some basic statistical analyses, such as "mean" and "standard deviation". Based on the results from the analysis,
a number of generalizations and conclusions are made in relation to the role of motivation in the attainment of English
as a foreign language in the Saudi educational setting. In addition, some recommendations are offered, which may enable
Saudi teachers and learners of English as a foreign language to achieve better learning outcomes in an area widely associated
by Saudis with lack of success.