This Rosetta Stone TOTALe Spanish course is, in a lot of ways, much like any other language course I've tried. You will find all the usual methods and tools for learning, including 'On-The-Go' lessons to download to your MP3 player, a 'Free Head Set' and voice recognition software, and so on and so forth.
They all seem much of a muchness to me, however this Rosetta Stone course does differ in one way. And it's a difference that is potentially massive: it offers you live lesson with native speakers of the language... OK. Just sit there and take that in for a second because, in all honesty, it's a pretty revolutionary development in software language lessons.
Every software language course I've tried has left me feeling that it would be better used as an additional tool alongside 'proper lessons', as opposed to a 'total learning solution'. With the addition of these live lessons, Rosetta Stone could be about to change all that.
The live lessons aren't perfect but I fell they're a huge step forward for this type of course. For me it's enough to just give this product the edge over its competitors and other language courses I've tried, all though, all in all, nothing else is radically different.