Student or Learner
If I am a poor speaker of French, which of the following is more appropriate?
1) I speak a little French.
2) I speak French a little.
I've read in a blog that "I speak French a little" could mean "I don't spend much time speaking French, thou I can speak it pretty well when I have the chance."
Please help me clear up my confusion.
As an NES but not a teacher, the meanings to me would be as follows:
1) I speak a little French - I do speak some French, but only a little - try me and see if I can understand.
2) I speak French a little - same as 1, but also could mean I speak some French, but not regularly - and possibly less than in 1.
3) I speak little French - I speak less French than in 1 or 2.