TheĀ Forum for Germanic Language StudiesĀ (FGLS) is an informal grouping for anyone interested in the linguistics of the Germanic languages. The forum is mainly based in the UK and Ireland and focuses on Germanic languages other than modern English. It also functions informally as the British and Irish subject association for academics in the field of Germanic Linguistics. FGLS was founded in 1994 and aims to promote research and teaching in the Germanic languages.