The Rosetta Stone software uses a combination of images, text, and sound, with difficulty levels increasing as the student progresses, in order to teach various vocabulary terms and grammatical functions intuitively, without drills or translation. They call this the "Dynamic Immersion method". According to the company, the software is designed to teach languages the way first languages are learned.
Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe comes with the standard Rosetta Course found in previous versions. The new features exclusive to Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe are Rosetta Studio, Rosetta World, and TOTALe Mobile Companion. Rosetta Studio uses native speakers to tutor users in a live online setting. Rosetta World is a new social gaming community.