This study is aimed at developing a scale that will be used to determine students’ motivation level in learning a foreign language. The scale was applied to 147 students for the preliminary assessment, and afterwards it was rearranged to get it ready for the main application. In the examination of the validity of ELLMS an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were conducted to determine its structural validity An exploratory factor analysis was done on the data obtained from the first group of participants (275 students) and the data obtained from the second group of participants (331 students) was used for confirmatory factor analysis. According to the value obtained as a result of the scale development, the total reliability value of the langauge scale with 16 items and three factors was found as .83. In this study, load value of each factor was calculated,and as a result, cronbach alpha value was seen .85 for the items under the personal use factor, and .77 for the items under attitude factor, and it was found .78 for the items under selfconfidence factor. According to the data obtained from the results of the examination of the structural validity of the LLMS ??2=296,23, sd=98, p value was found significant (p=.000). The calculated value was ??2/sd=3,02. This value was regarded as an indicator of a good harmony of the ELLMS in general. When considering all findings we evaluate the scale, validaty / reliability of which were done to determine the university students’ motivation level in learning EFL, it can be accepted to be used at determining students’ motivation level in English language learning.
Language Learning, Motivation, Motivation Scale, Scale Development, University Students