After reading this thread
I have a somewhat related question:
I have set up a small community for Germans learning my native language Dutch. As is the nature of a language learners’ community, my users are making quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes in their posts.
My current “strategy” for teaching them the right way is by replying and subtly rephrasing their sentences in my answer – hoping that they pick up the correct wording from that. This works, but only to a certain extent.
I am hesitant to clearly point out their mistakes because I do not want to scare them off. On the other hand, I do not want their mistakes to go unnoticed. Other participants will see these texts without knowing that they contain errors and this is something I really want to avoid.
Is anyone here in a similar situation? How do you deal with this kind of mistakes?
My community platform is Discourse.