Motivation has big impact in learning English achievement as it can motivate the students to do hard effort to improve their speaking competence. To know the students motivation in speaking this research presents tending to find out the correlation between students' learning motivation and speaking competence. It conducted to thirty students of foreign language (SFL) at FKIP Univ. HKBP Nommensen. In collecting data, the researcher gave questioners to assess motivation and speaking test to see speaking competence. Then in analyzing data, quantitative design was applied to find out students' scores for both score of students' learning motivation and speaking competence. The analysis found that correlation between the students' learning motivation and speaking competence; variable “x” and “Y” is at the position of “0.315”. It means that students' motivation in learning English correlate significantly to the students' speaking competence.