The Moderns Department at Bishop Reding offers an array of courses for students interested in pursuing Modern Languages. Students are required to take grade nine French at the applied, academic or extended French levels. French is available at all levels in grades ten to twelve depending on the interest of the student body.

The extended French program involves two credits per year (with the exception of grade twelve which consists of only the language course), one in language and the other in another subject offered in French. In addition to language, in grade nine, students study geography, in grade ten, history, and in grade eleven, world religions. After completion of all seven extended French courses, students are granted a certificate.

In addition, Bishop Reding also offers an Italian program which begins in grade ten.